Tuesday, November 10, 2009

President Obama Attends Fort Hood Memorial Service

I found myself taking part of the afternoon off to watch the memorial service from Fort Hood, Texas for the 13 members of the military who were gunned down in a shooting rampage by alleged shooter Major Nidal Malik Hasan. President and Mrs Obama, along with Governor Perry of Texas, Secretary of Defense Gates, and many dignitaries, and friends and families of the wounded and deceased attended the ceremony.

It was very difficult to watch parts of the ceremony, particularly when the family members approached the memorials to each victim- a picture, their weapon, their helmet, and their boots- 13 memorials in all.

A very sad event....but it honored the victims well.

Here's video of the event from KXAN TV in Austin.

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