Special Forces Group
US Embassy Stars And Strips that was
taken down by Marine 30 January 1989, re-flown today 17 December
am privileged and honored today to speak here at this great occasion, to
see the Stars and Strips once again fly over the American Embassy here in
represent a distinguished, extraordinary group of men and women who have
worked extraordinarily hard under difficult conditions to play a small
roll in this day events, to represent a group of men and women whose motto
is “De Oppresso Libre” which means,
“To Liberate the Oppressed”
have been privileged and honored to fight and continue to fight along side
our Afghan brothers to see that, that motto becomes a reality here in
Afghanistan, for these people who have suffered so long under such tyranny,
I am very much privileged to work along such fantastic people from my own
government and from the Afghan people.
On behalf of all the soldiers, I
also wish to extend our sincere feelings of brother hood and camaraderie
to our firefighters of New York, to the police men of New York and to our
brothers at the Pentagon in Washington D.C.
and Gentlemen I would ask you to share a Moment of Silence with me in
memory of the countless innocent Afghanis who have suffered so long and
for the fallen in New York and in Washington and for the fallen of the 5th
Special Forces Group who gave their lives that this day may become a
Thank you very much.