Armed Forces News

Armed Forces News has received the following message, datelined Sept. 11, 2004, from retired Australian Army lieutenant colonel Jack Fletcher in New South Wales, Australia. “I report that this morning, Old Glory was, with proper ceremony, raised then lowered to half-mast, atop my hill (2760 ft) at 35deg 13min South, 149deg 24min East, in memory of those innocents who were killed on this day, 2001. May they rest in peace.” Fletcher, a Vietnam veteran, is a graduate of U.S. Army special forces schools and U.S. Marine Corps force reconnaissance training.