At Fort Bragg, more than 7,500 boots were placed to honour the service members of the US who died since 9/11. Many young people have lost their lives since the attack. Recently, the US service decided to serve a temporary memorial for the people who were killed on May 19.
Display at Hedrick Stadium on Fort Bragg
Around 7,500 boots were lined up at the football stadium on Fort Bragg. Moreover, each boot bears the name, branch of service, and rank of the deceased women and men. As per the reports, the display will be kept as the centrepiece for the Annual Run, Remember 5K. This event was held on Saturday.
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The boots also contain their pictures and dates of their deaths. The US service wants to portray a message to the people that the army members are still in their hearts. Plus, they will never be forgotten. This idea of putting a display of boots came from Texas, Fort Hood, Kentucky, and Fort Campbell.
This is an emotionally stirring and a surprising statement, on post at a major Army installation.
It’s also a valuable reminder.
7,500 boots are on display at Fort Bragg to honor US service members killed since 9/11. https://t.co/uUNIMTG47f
— Todd Breasseale (@TBreassealeDHS) May 26, 2019
In 2014, the first display was kept at Hedrick Football Stadium in Fort Bragg. It was hosted by Fort Bragg’s Survivor Outreach Services.
Jonathan Lomax has been serving Marines for 2 decades. He stated that every loss of life is serious. He strolled multiple rows reading the names of the honoured people on the boots.
Jonathan took a few pauses to read carefully about what each boot symbolized. He further added that America has lost a lot of good people and soldiers serving their country. Besides, he considers these men and women as his brothers and sisters. Check out The Geek Herald for more updates.