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Posted: June 8, 2018 2:20 p.m.
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Fallen remembered in Richmond Hill

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Colonel Jason A. Waltor, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander joined Richmond HIll Mayor Russ Carpenter in a laying of the wreath Monday at the Veterans Memorial at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill during the city's annual Memorial Day ceremony. The 1st Armored Brigade Combat team provided the color guard for the event. Below: Among those to attend the event were Richmond Hill firefighters and police.

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Colonel Jason A. Wolter, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander was the featured speaker at the annual City of Richmond Hill Memorial Day Ceremony.

More than 200 people braved the inclement weather to honor the memories of the more than 1.3 million fallen Soldiers and service members throughout the nation's wars. Col. Wolter recognized Gold Star Families in attendance.

"We are humbled by your sacrifice, inspired by your resilience and grateful for your continued service to our communities," he said.

He said regardless of time, 100 years ago or this year, we must remember the names of and stories of those who sacrificed all.

"It is our sacred duty to ensure they are not lost to history - from names like John Brown, Samuel Hadley, Caleb Harrington and Jonas Parker who perished on the Village Green at Lexington in April 1775, to the more recent names like Anthony Magee, Jeffrey Kaylor, Darren Howe and Ashley Huff whose names you will find along with 464 other names at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk for their sacrifice in places like Afghanistan and Iraq," he said.

The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division provided the color guard and firing party for the event. Wolter joined Mayor Russ Carpenter in laying a wreath at the Veterans Memorial to end the solemn observance. 

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