;Commissary awareness month ceremony held
By Sgt. Joshua Bozeman
| | May 1, 2003
MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga. -- A celebration and awareness ceremony was held in the parking lot of the commissary here May 1 to express thanks to military personnel and family members who support the commissary.
The ceremony was held in conjunction with Commissary Awareness Month.
"Some might say that holding this ceremony during wartime, while most of our troops are overseas, is kind of like having a party that no one can attend? Absolutely not," said Ann Marie Wyatt, commissary director.
Wyatt expressed that even though a great deal of military personnel may be overseas, the commissary is still here to support the deployed military members, and their families.
Wyatt introduced Col. Joseph Wingard, base commanding officer, the guest speaker for the event.
Wingard spoke about how much support the military was receiving as a result of the operations overseas and how commissary personnel were stepping up to the challenge of serving a fighting force and their family members.
Wingard compared commissary workers to other logisticians on base, praising them for the good work they've done and encouraging them to continue the good work.
The ceremony ended with the band playing each of the services' songs and Base Chaplain Cmdr. Richards giving the benediction.
Wyatt extended a special thanks to Master Sgt. John Richards, Ted Johns, and Charles Goodroe, for their efforts in making the day's ceremony a success.
"We just want everyone to know that we are here to support them in any way possible," said Wyatt.