A life with purpose is true Excellence and soldiers with that in mind are being trained at the Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning. On Memorial Day, the commanding general, Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Donahoe, honored and recognized military heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast.
Memorial Day is a United States tradition dating back to 1861, when graves of Civil War Soldiers were first decorated. Donahoe gave his remarks the Fort Benning Main Post Cemetery, which were then followed by an honorary wreath laying at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in memory of all men and women from all military branches who have died in the line of duty.
“If you are among those who lost a loved one,” Donahoe said. “Use this day to remember them.”
The Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Georgia develops and trains America’s warfighters—Infantry and Armor Soldiers. This is accomplished “by combining knowledgeable professional Soldier and civilian mentors with state- of-the art equipment, and premier facilities, for dismounted and mounted combat troops to hone their warfighting skills in one location— The Maneuver Center of Excellence.
The MCoE provides trained, agile and adaptive combat-ready Soldiers and Leaders; develop the doctrine and capabilities of the Maneuver Force and individual Soldier; and provide a world-class quality of life for our Soldiers, civilians and Army families to ensure the Army’s Maneuver Force remains the world’s premier combat force ready to “Win in a Complex World.”