Fort Hood memorial and unveiling ceremony

By D. Myles CullenNovember 5, 2010

The Honorable John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army Chief of Staff, Gen. James Thurman, commanding general, Forces Command and others bow their heads in prayer Friday during the invocation by Maj. Gen. Douglas Carver, Army Chief of Chaplains, at an awards ceremony and memorial stone unveiling at Fort Hood, Texas. Fifty-two Soldiers and civilians were honored for their efforts to aid the wounded in the wake of the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting at the installation's Soldier Readiness Processing center. A memorial stone was dedicated to the Soldiers and civilians who lost their lives that day.
1 / 15 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Honorable John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army Chief of Staff, Gen. James Thurman, commanding general, Forces Command and others bow their heads in prayer Friday during the invocation by Maj. Gen. Douglas Carver, Army Chief of Chaplains, at an awards ceremony and memorial stone unveiling at Fort Hood, Texas. Fifty-two Soldiers and civilians were honored for their efforts to aid the wounded in the wake of the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting at the installation's Soldier Readiness Processing center. A memorial stone was dedicated to the Soldiers and civilians who lost their lives that day. (Photo Credit: Spc. Alisha Hauk, 14th Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
"While the pain of their loss is still strong a year removed, the memories of their lives, of their service and sacrifice, has been a source of strength for those who knew them best." said Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., during his address to the hundreds in attendance at a Remembrance Ceremony Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 5, 2010. The ceremony commemorated the lives of 13 people who lost their lives in a tragic shooting incident on the installation Nov. 5, 2009.
2 / 15 Show Caption + Hide Caption – "While the pain of their loss is still strong a year removed, the memories of their lives, of their service and sacrifice, has been a source of strength for those who knew them best." said Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., during his address to the hundreds in attendance at a Remembrance Ceremony Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 5, 2010. The ceremony commemorated the lives of 13 people who lost their lives in a tragic shooting incident on the installation Nov. 5, 2009. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
A young girl wearing a shirt in honor of Staff Sgt. Amy Krueger, looks upon a memorial and photos on display for a Remembrance Ceremony commemorating the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting, at Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 5, 2010. Krueger was killed in the shooing.
3 / 15 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A young girl wearing a shirt in honor of Staff Sgt. Amy Krueger, looks upon a memorial and photos on display for a Remembrance Ceremony commemorating the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting, at Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 5, 2010. Krueger was killed in the shooing. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Unidentified family members and friends visit a memorial stone after it was unveiled during a ceremony commemorating the one-year anniversary of  the shootings on Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 5, 2010.  Thirteen people were killed and dozens wounded, Nov. 5, 2009.
4 / 15 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Unidentified family members and friends visit a memorial stone after it was unveiled during a ceremony commemorating the one-year anniversary of the shootings on Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 5, 2010. Thirteen people were killed and dozens wounded, Nov. 5, 2009. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, awards Police Sgt. Kimberly Munley a medal while Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., applauds the presentation during a Remembrance Ceremony in Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 5, 2010. Fifty-two Soldiers and civilians were honored for their efforts to aid the wounded in the wake of the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting at Fort Hood.
5 / 15 Show Caption + Hide Caption – John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, awards Police Sgt. Kimberly Munley a medal while Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., applauds the presentation during a Remembrance Ceremony in Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 5, 2010. Fifty-two Soldiers and civilians were honored for their efforts to aid the wounded in the wake of the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting at Fort Hood. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Gen. Will Grimsley, senior commander at Fort Hood, addresses hundreds gathered for a Remembrance Ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, Friday. The ceremony commemorated the tragic shooting Nov. 5, 2009, which left 13 dead and dozens more wounded. Grimsley said it was a time to reflect, honor the fallen, pay tribute to the families and show the Army's commitment to never forget.
6 / 15 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. Will Grimsley, senior commander at Fort Hood, addresses hundreds gathered for a Remembrance Ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, Friday. The ceremony commemorated the tragic shooting Nov. 5, 2009, which left 13 dead and dozens more wounded. Grimsley said it was a time to reflect, honor the fallen, pay tribute to the families and show the Army's commitment to never forget. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Samantha D. Hall) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army leaders bow their heads in reflection during a moment of silence on Fort Hood, Texas Friday. The entire installation paused at 1:41 p.m., one year, to the minute, after the tragic Nov. 5, 2009 shooting incident in remembrance of the 13 people who lost their lives that day. Hundreds attended the ceremony held on Cameron Field.
7 / 15 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army leaders bow their heads in reflection during a moment of silence on Fort Hood, Texas Friday. The entire installation paused at 1:41 p.m., one year, to the minute, after the tragic Nov. 5, 2009 shooting incident in remembrance of the 13 people who lost their lives that day. Hundreds attended the ceremony held on Cameron Field. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Samantha D. Hall) VIEW ORIGINAL
Friends and family members of Pfc. Kham S. Xiong, who was killed Nov. 5, 2009, at Fort Hood's Soldier Readiness Processing Center, gather around his photo following a Remembrance Ceremony held at Fort Hood, Texas, Friday. The ceremony honored all 13 Soldiers killed last year.
8 / 15 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Friends and family members of Pfc. Kham S. Xiong, who was killed Nov. 5, 2009, at Fort Hood's Soldier Readiness Processing Center, gather around his photo following a Remembrance Ceremony held at Fort Hood, Texas, Friday. The ceremony honored all 13 Soldiers killed last year. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Samantha D. Hall) VIEW ORIGINAL
Rhema Marvanne, 7, joins with recording artist Rick James to sing "The Prayer" during a Remembrance Ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, Friday. The ceremony commemorated the lives of 13 people who died in a tragic shooting incident on the installation Nov. 5, 2009.
9 / 15 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Rhema Marvanne, 7, joins with recording artist Rick James to sing "The Prayer" during a Remembrance Ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, Friday. The ceremony commemorated the lives of 13 people who died in a tragic shooting incident on the installation Nov. 5, 2009. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Samantha D. Hall) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. addresses hundreds in attendance at a Remembrance Ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, Friday. The ceremony commemorated the lives of 13 people who lost their lives in a tragic shooting incident on the installation Nov. 5, 2009. Casey said the 13 fallen represent the best of America and its Army.
10 / 15 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. addresses hundreds in attendance at a Remembrance Ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, Friday. The ceremony commemorated the lives of 13 people who lost their lives in a tragic shooting incident on the installation Nov. 5, 2009. Casey said the 13 fallen represent the best of America and its Army. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Samantha D. Hall) VIEW ORIGINAL
A memorial stone dedicated to the Soldiers and civilians who lost thier lives on Nov. 5, 2009, was unveiled during a ceremony on Memorial Field at Fort Hood, Texas Friday.
11 / 15 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A memorial stone dedicated to the Soldiers and civilians who lost thier lives on Nov. 5, 2009, was unveiled during a ceremony on Memorial Field at Fort Hood, Texas Friday. (Photo Credit: Spc. Alisha Hauk, 14th Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
Christine Gaffaney, the widow of Capt. John Gaffaney, wipes tears from her eyes after the Honorable John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, and Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army Chief of Staff, presented her with her husband's posthumous Soldier's Medal during an award and memorial stone unveiling ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas Friday. Capt. Gaffaney, as well as nine other Soldiers present for the ceremony, was awarded the medal for his actions during the tragic shooting at the installation Nov. 5, 2009. Following medal presentations to 52 awardees, a memorial stone dedicated to the 13 people who lost their lives in the incident.
12 / 15 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Christine Gaffaney, the widow of Capt. John Gaffaney, wipes tears from her eyes after the Honorable John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, and Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army Chief of Staff, presented her with her husband's posthumous Soldier's Medal during an award and memorial stone unveiling ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas Friday. Capt. Gaffaney, as well as nine other Soldiers present for the ceremony, was awarded the medal for his actions during the tragic shooting at the installation Nov. 5, 2009. Following medal presentations to 52 awardees, a memorial stone dedicated to the 13 people who lost their lives in the incident. (Photo Credit: Spc. Alisha Hauk, 14th Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
Hundreds listen as the Honorable John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, speaks at an awards ceremony and memorial stone unveiling ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas Friday. Fifty-two Soldiers and civilians were honored for their efforts to aid the wounded in the wake of the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting at the installation's Soldier Readiness Processing center. A memorial stone was dedicated to the Soldiers and civilians who lost their lives that day.
13 / 15 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Hundreds listen as the Honorable John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, speaks at an awards ceremony and memorial stone unveiling ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas Friday. Fifty-two Soldiers and civilians were honored for their efforts to aid the wounded in the wake of the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting at the installation's Soldier Readiness Processing center. A memorial stone was dedicated to the Soldiers and civilians who lost their lives that day. (Photo Credit: Spc. Alisha Hauk, 14th Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Honorable John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, addresses hundreds in attendance at an awards ceremony and memorial stone unveiling at Fort Hood, Texas Friday. Fifty-two Soldiers and civilians were honored for their efforts to aid the wounded in the wake of the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting at the installation's Soldier Readiness Processing center. A memorial stone was dedicated to the Soldiers and civilians who lost their lives that day.
14 / 15 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Honorable John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, addresses hundreds in attendance at an awards ceremony and memorial stone unveiling at Fort Hood, Texas Friday. Fifty-two Soldiers and civilians were honored for their efforts to aid the wounded in the wake of the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting at the installation's Soldier Readiness Processing center. A memorial stone was dedicated to the Soldiers and civilians who lost their lives that day. (Photo Credit: Spc. Alisha Hauk, 14th Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
Rhema Marvanne, 7, sings "The Prayer" during a Remembrance Ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 5, 2010. The ceremony commemorated the lives of 13 people who died in a tragic shooting incident on the installation Nov. 5, 2009.
15 / 15 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Rhema Marvanne, 7, sings "The Prayer" during a Remembrance Ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 5, 2010. The ceremony commemorated the lives of 13 people who died in a tragic shooting incident on the installation Nov. 5, 2009. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL