Veterans Day in Tunisia

November 15, 2010

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Gunnery Sergeant Philip A. Palmer is the detachment commander at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis. He wrote the following blog about the Embassy’s Veterans Day ceremony:

I currently have 5 Marines that serve and protect here in Tunis. We spent our birthday honoring the Veterans and paying homage to those who have served. My Marines performed a color guard detail for the ceremony where the guest of honor was VADM Harris, USCOMSIXFLT. They are proud to take the time out of their busy schedules to perform for distinguished guests. To do so on two special days, Veterans Day and the Marine Corps Birthday, makes it that much more of an honor. I have a humble bunch, but I can see the swell in the chest when they get kudos or someone just says great job. We are proud to serve on our birthday, as we are proud to serve each and every day. We have hosted guests from all over Africom, including the COCOM. Each time we enjoy it and are honored. Thank you for what you do and we look forward to your next visit to our community.

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