The Change of Command and Change of Responsibility ceremonies Friday in Beaverdam Field marked the end of Lt. Col.
Both Dargle and Meyer delivered short speeches thanking colleagues and families for their continued support.
Dargle also issued a challenge, of sorts, to the incoming command by requesting their dedication in completing "the tasks we have so passionately worked for" and not to back down from challenges.
In addition to formally finishing out their duties, the Dargle and Whitcomb families received red rose bouquets in full bloom to commemorate their relationship with the fort. The Meyer and Ho families received bouquets of yellow rosebuds to signify their new relationships, which Poirier said "will bloom in time."
Additional remarks were given by Maj. Gen.
Dargle and his family will move to
Whitcomb will move on to
Distinguished civilian guests in attendance included
Fort A.P. Hill, one of the largest
In his remarks, Maj. Gen. Buchanan called out those duties as a reason why Fort A.P. Hill remains more important than ever.
"The strength of this nation is our army; the strength of this army is our soldiers; the strength of the soldiers are our families," Buchanan said, "and that's what makes us 'Army Strong.'"
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