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Patriot Day

Palmerton Pennsylvania native Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey will address community members joining Carlisle Barracks in its commemoration of Sep. 11, 2001.

The short ceremony will start at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Sep. 11 in front of Root Hall. The audience will include military officers and civilian leaders who have spent a good portion of their careers responding to the Sept. 11 attacks. 

Dailey was sworn in as the 15th Sergeant Major of the Army on January 30, 2015 and is the Army Chief of Staff's personal adviser on matters affecting the enlisted force. In addition to four tours in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and NEW DAWN, SMA Dailey deployed in support of Operations DESERT STORM and DESERT SHIELD. He earned the Bronze Star with Valor for his leadership during the 4th Infantry Division’s two-month “Battle for Sadr City” in 2008.

Key elements of the ceremony:

  • SMA Dailey will offer brief remarks.
  • The civilians, police, firefighters, emergency medical responders, and Soldiers who responded to the tragedies of Sep. 11, 2001, will be represented in tolling the bell for the fallen.
  • Taps will follow a reading of the Army War College alumni killed in the events of 9/11 and in conflict since then. 
  • SMA Daily, Maj. Gen. Kem and CSM Martinez will lay a memorial wreath.