Chief of Staff attends Veterans Day activities in Massachusetts

By D. Myles CullenNovember 12, 2009

Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. climbs the stairs in the Memorial Church at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. Casey visited Harvard to talk with  military Senior Service College students and to participate in a Veterans Day ceremony.
1 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. climbs the stairs in the Memorial Church at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. Casey visited Harvard to talk with military Senior Service College students and to participate in a Veterans Day ceremony. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. takes a close look at the Medal of Honor that was posthumously awarded to Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti while at a Veterans Day reception in Buzzards Bay, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009.
2 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. takes a close look at the Medal of Honor that was posthumously awarded to Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti while at a Veterans Day reception in Buzzards Bay, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
A display of Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti stands in the background of a Veterans Day reception in Buzzards Bay, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. Monti was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 21, 2006, while trying for the third time to rescue a wounded fellow soldier.
3 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A display of Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti stands in the background of a Veterans Day reception in Buzzards Bay, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. Monti was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 21, 2006, while trying for the third time to rescue a wounded fellow soldier. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Paul Monti, father of Medal of Honor recipient Jared C. Monti, explains some of the Army's medals to his family with the Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. at a Veterans Day reception in Buzzards Bay, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009.
4 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Paul Monti, father of Medal of Honor recipient Jared C. Monti, explains some of the Army's medals to his family with the Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. at a Veterans Day reception in Buzzards Bay, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
A shadow box displays some of the medals and badges awarded to Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti at a Veterans Day reception in Buzzards Bay, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. Monti was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 21, 2006, while trying for the third time to rescue a wounded fellow soldier.
5 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A shadow box displays some of the medals and badges awarded to Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti at a Veterans Day reception in Buzzards Bay, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. Monti was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 21, 2006, while trying for the third time to rescue a wounded fellow soldier. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Janet Monti, mother of Medal of Honor recipient Jared C. Monti, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. embrace at a Veterans Day reception in Buzzards Bay, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. Janet's son, Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti was killed in action in Afghanistan, on June 21, 2006, while trying for the third time to rescue a wounded fellow soldier.
6 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Janet Monti, mother of Medal of Honor recipient Jared C. Monti, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. embrace at a Veterans Day reception in Buzzards Bay, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. Janet's son, Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti was killed in action in Afghanistan, on June 21, 2006, while trying for the third time to rescue a wounded fellow soldier. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. reads a plaque of Harvard alumni that gave their lives in the Vietnam war during a visit at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. Casey's father, Maj. Gen. George William Casey Sr., is the first name listed on the memorial plaque.
7 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. reads a plaque of Harvard alumni that gave their lives in the Vietnam war during a visit at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. Casey's father, Maj. Gen. George William Casey Sr., is the first name listed on the memorial plaque. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. read from the same hymnal as they sing "America the Beautiful" during a Veterans Day ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. The ceremony was held to unveil a plaque containing 16 Harvard alumni who were Medal of Honor recipients.
8 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. read from the same hymnal as they sing "America the Beautiful" during a Veterans Day ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. The ceremony was held to unveil a plaque containing 16 Harvard alumni who were Medal of Honor recipients. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. unveil a stone plaque with the names of the Harvard alumni Medal of Honor recipients, spanning a period from the Civil War to the Vietnam War during a Veterans Day ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009.
9 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. unveil a stone plaque with the names of the Harvard alumni Medal of Honor recipients, spanning a period from the Civil War to the Vietnam War during a Veterans Day ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
“How lucky we are as a country to have those who not only believe in the values and ideals this country stands for, but are also willing to fight for them,” said Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. during a Veterans Day ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. The ceremony was held to unveil a plaque containing 16 Harvard alumni who are Medal of Honor recipients.
10 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – “How lucky we are as a country to have those who not only believe in the values and ideals this country stands for, but are also willing to fight for them,” said Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. during a Veterans Day ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. The ceremony was held to unveil a plaque containing 16 Harvard alumni who are Medal of Honor recipients. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
A craving of an eagle overlooks the audience in the Memorial Church during a Veterans Day ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. The church was dedicated on Armistice Day 1932 in memory of those who died in World War I. Memorials have been added to remember those who have died in the wars since.
11 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A craving of an eagle overlooks the audience in the Memorial Church during a Veterans Day ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. The church was dedicated on Armistice Day 1932 in memory of those who died in World War I. Memorials have been added to remember those who have died in the wars since. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Cadets with the Reserve Officer Training Corps of Harvard University present the American flag at the beginning of a Veterans Day ceremony in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. The ceremony was held to unveil a plaque containing 16 Harvard alumni who are Medal of Honor recipients.
12 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Cadets with the Reserve Officer Training Corps of Harvard University present the American flag at the beginning of a Veterans Day ceremony in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. The ceremony was held to unveil a plaque containing 16 Harvard alumni who are Medal of Honor recipients. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. meet at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. Faust and Casey participated in a ceremony to unveil a plaque containing 16 Harvard alumni who are Medal of Honor recipients.
13 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. meet at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. Faust and Casey participated in a ceremony to unveil a plaque containing 16 Harvard alumni who are Medal of Honor recipients. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. meet at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. Faust and Casey participated in a ceremony to unveil a plaque bearing the names of the 16 Harvard alumni who are Medal of Honor recipients.
14 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. meet at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. Faust and Casey participated in a ceremony to unveil a plaque bearing the names of the 16 Harvard alumni who are Medal of Honor recipients. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. talks with military Senior Service College students at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. The program provides a unique opportunity to gain perspectives on public policy and management through interaction across agency and executive-legislative branch boundaries.
15 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. talks with military Senior Service College students at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. The program provides a unique opportunity to gain perspectives on public policy and management through interaction across agency and executive-legislative branch boundaries. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. talks with military Senior Service College students at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. The program provides a unique opportunity to gain perspectives on public policy and management through interaction across agency and executive-legislative branch boundaries.
16 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. talks with military Senior Service College students at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. The program provides a unique opportunity to gain perspectives on public policy and management through interaction across agency and executive-legislative branch boundaries. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Paul Monti, father of Medal of Honor recipient Jared C. Monti, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. stand near Sgt. 1st Class Monti's gravesite on Veterans Day at the Mass. National Ceremony in Bourne, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti was posthumously awarded the nation's highest award for valor, the Medal Of Honor.
17 / 17 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Paul Monti, father of Medal of Honor recipient Jared C. Monti, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. stand near Sgt. 1st Class Monti's gravesite on Veterans Day at the Mass. National Ceremony in Bourne, Mass., Nov. 11, 2009. Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti was posthumously awarded the nation's highest award for valor, the Medal Of Honor. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL