A U.S. Army Garrison Benelux Color Guard team of four Soldiers presents the colors under the direction of Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Jessen posts the colors at the "Sword of Justice" memorial honoring British soldiers who died during World War II at Deputy Garrison Commander Lt. Col. John G. Romero salutes as the Royal Fanfare of Chièvres band plays America's national anthem. Chièvres was one of four cities across the Benelux footprint where USAG Benelux Soldiers participated in VE-Day celebrations. The other Belgian cities hosting celebrations with U.S. Soldiers leading processions included Mons, Ath and Brugelette.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. Army Garrison Benelux Color Guard team of four Soldiers presents the colors under the direction of Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Jessen posts the colors at the "Sword of Justice" memorial honoring British soldiers who died during World War II at Deputy Garrison Commander Lt. Col. John G. Romero salutes as the Royal Fanfare of Chièvres band plays America's national anthem. Chièvres was one of four cities across the Benelux footprint where USAG Benelux Soldiers participated in VE-Day celebrations. The other Belgian cities hosting celebrations with U.S. Soldiers leading processions included Mons, Ath and Brugelette. (Photo Credit: J.D. Hardesty) VIEW ORIGINAL
A U.S. Army Garrison Benelux Color Guard team of four Soldiers presents the colors during a remembrance ceremony honoring those killed in World War II as part of Victory in Europe ceremonies across the garrison footprint on May 8 in Chièvres Belgium. Ceremonies were also held in Ath, Brugelette and Mons.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. Army Garrison Benelux Color Guard team of four Soldiers presents the colors during a remembrance ceremony honoring those killed in World War II as part of Victory in Europe ceremonies across the garrison footprint on May 8 in Chièvres Belgium. Ceremonies were also held in Ath, Brugelette and Mons. (Photo Credit: J.D. Hardesty) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Garrison Benelux Color Guard team under the direction of Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Jessen, led the procession of Belgian patriot organizations, civic leaders and well wishers celebrating Victory in Europe Day, May 8, in Ath, Belgium. Ath was one of four communities in which Soldiers participated in VE-Day remembrance ceremonies. The Soldiers also participated in ceremonies in Mons, Brugelette and Chièvres community.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Garrison Benelux Color Guard team under the direction of Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Jessen, led the procession of Belgian patriot organizations, civic leaders and well wishers celebrating Victory in Europe Day, May 8, in Ath, Belgium. Ath was one of four communities in which Soldiers participated in VE-Day remembrance ceremonies. The Soldiers also participated in ceremonies in Mons, Brugelette and Chièvres community. (Photo Credit: J.D. Hardesty) VIEW ORIGINAL
A four-Soldier U.S. Army Garrison Benelux Color Guard team celebrated Victory in Europe Day, May 8,  with members of the Ath, Belgium community by participating in four remembrance ceremonies around the city. Deputy Garrison Commander Lt. Col. John G. Romero (saluting) represented the garrison while Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Jessen directed the color guard as the Soldiers led the procession through the city streets.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A four-Soldier U.S. Army Garrison Benelux Color Guard team celebrated Victory in Europe Day, May 8, with members of the Ath, Belgium community by participating in four remembrance ceremonies around the city. Deputy Garrison Commander Lt. Col. John G. Romero (saluting) represented the garrison while Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Jessen directed the color guard as the Soldiers led the procession through the city streets. (Photo Credit: J.D. Hardesty) VIEW ORIGINAL