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From one soldier to another
You may have seen an article in the paper or heard from a friend about the Casing of the Colors Ceremony for the U.S. Army Armor School, or you may be thinking, “Didn’t that already happen?” Well no, it has not. But it will Friday, June 10, at 9 a.m. at Brooks Field on Fort Knox. Through 70 years more than 300,000 soldiers and Marines learned the skills to become tankers, scouts, or mechanics and many of us chose to retire here in the area.
Whatever you think about the BRAC decisions, Fort Knox is changing and will never be the same. I believe this ceremony marks the most significant step yet in the unit departure phase of BRAC moves. If you rucked up agony or misery, shot a weapon on a range, learned how to salute and shine boots and brass, pulled fire watch or KP, longed for home, prepared for and went to war, and made friends for life — maybe even a drill sergeant — then you have a stake in the Armor School. You ought to come to this ceremony to be there as the colors for your Armor School are cased, soon to be uncased and posted at Fort Benning. We do not want the Armor School to go away with a whimper.
So if no one else has asked you, please consider this an invite from one soldier to another.
Comments on the Heartland Festival
1. The parade was a huge success. Thanks to all who participated.
2. $5 to park is too expensive. Are we trying to catch up with the Louisville fairgrounds?
3. Being a former vendor myself, the craft exhibit was a joke. The majority of the crafts were imported.
4. The idea of the concert area to be separate was a huge mistake. Have the concert on a different date and don’t divide the park in half.