Sea Dragons reflect on 9/11 during breakfast

| September 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Photo by Maj. Troy S. Frey, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs Soldiers pose for a group photo after the completion of the 94th AAMDC prayer breakfast, Sept. 10, at Fort Shafter, to remember the events of 9/11.

Photo by Maj. Troy S. Frey, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs
Soldiers pose for a group photo after the completion of the 94th AAMDC prayer breakfast, Sept. 10 at Fort Shafter, to remember the events of 9/11.

Sgt. 1st Class Jaquetta Gooden
94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command

FORT SHAFTER — Leaders and Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command held a prayer breakfast in remembrance of 9/11, here, Sept. 10.

Soldiers were able to fill their stomachs on a nicely planned breakfast while enjoying inspirational music and words of encouragement before the guest speaker, Command Sgt. Maj. Bryant C. Lambert, senior enlisted leader, U.S. Army-Pacific, gave his remarks.

“It is my pleasure to be here with you today to commemorate a day that will forever live in our memories. For all Americans, the phrase 9/11 invokes a special meaning. (It’s) a day that changed the world, as we knew it … forever.

“Just as Dec. 7, 1941 (Pearl Harbor Day), defined that generation, the events of Sept. 11, 2001, have changed who we are and how we live,” said Lambert.

He went on to explain how the effects of that tragic day changed our way of life forever.

“On that day, our way of life was attacked, a way of life that embraces freedom and democracy, a way of life that rewards hard work and perseverance, a way of life that encourages selflessness and generosity,” he said.

“We will never forget the images of the planes flying into the World Trade Center, or the smoke rising from the Pentagon on that day. That day awakened us – people just like you and I that are gathered here today, people that came to work every day to serve our nation, playing vital roles to help keep our country safe, those individuals were taken from us, because of the cruel events that took place on that heart-breaking day,” Lambert continued. “We will never forget that ultimate sacrifice and the sacrifice of the families, and memories of the lives lost that day.”

Lambert’s remarks really hit home with Spc. DeAndre Ward, local land network manager (G6), 94th AAMDC.

“Hearing Command Sgt. Maj. Lambert’s remarks really made you think how far we have come as a country since 9/11, and the sacrifices of the brave men and women that lost their lives that day. It really makes me proud to be a Soldier, knowing that I am doing my part to help defend our country,” said Ward.

The prayer breakfast concluded with a special presentation to Lambert for his inspiring remarks, and a benediction given by Col. Kenneth Revell, chaplain, 94th AAMDC.

Lambert ended his remarks by encouraging everyone in attendance to reflect back on 9/11 as we all honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice on that day.

“As Soldiers, we will continue to do our job each and every day, so today we stand up and pay tribute to the memories of the ones we lost that day, with our service and our charity,” said Lambert.

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