Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tree Lighting Ceremony at FOB Fenty

Col. John Spiszer, commander of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, takes a moment to talk with the crowd before lighting the Christmas tree.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

By Combined Joint Task Force-101

JALALABAD AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, conducted a tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 22 at the dining facility at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan.

The ceremony was led by Col. John Spiszer, Task Force Duke commander, and hosted by Lt. Col. Bradley White, 201st Brigade Support Battalion commander.

“You are doing something important for yourself and for the Afghan people,” Spiszer said as he addressed Soldiers in attendance. “Take this time to think about the ones out on the frontline.”

The lighting ceremony not only afforded service members the opportunity to remember their fellow comrades spread throughout the country of Afghanistan, but to reflect on their family and friends back home as well.

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