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There was a large crowd for the Idaho Fallen Soldier Memorial commemoration this morning, honoring all of Idaho’s military members killed since the 9/11 attacks. Since last year’s ceremony, four more names have been added to the list and engraved into the memorial: Shane G. Wilson, killed Oct. 18, 2012; Thomas P. Murach, killed May 4, 2013; Mitchell K. Kaehling, killed May 14, 2013; and Octavio A. Herrera, killed Aug. 11, 2013; all in Afghanistan. There are now 63 Idahoans’ names engraved on the memorial, starting with Ronald Vauk and Brady Howell, who died at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 11, 2001.
All the names were read today by Gov. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter; after the reading of each name, a bell was struck. The ceremony also included remarks from military officials, Kelly Meyer performing the national anthem, a wreath laying by members of the Boise Rescue Mission Veterans Ministry and a rifle salute and taps.
On today's 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter will lead a ceremony commemorating Idaho military members who died fighting terrorism since Sept. 11, 2001, starting at 10 a.m. at the Idaho Fallen Soldier Memorial, at 514 Jefferson St., in front of the former Capitol Annex now called the Idaho Law Learning Center. There, the names of the fallen soldiers are engraved as part of the memorial. The solemn commemoration will include presentations to the families of the four Idaho soldiers killed in the past year.
Today, on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the names of all 62 of Idaho's fallen soldiers since that day were read at a ceremony at the new Idaho Fallen Soldier Memorial, located in front of the Capitol Annex near the state capitol. Gov. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter alternated reading the names, the dates and where they died; the list started with two Idaho military members who died at the Pentagon in the Sept. 11 attack, Ronald Vauk and Brady Howell. Most on the list died in Iraq, and the most recent, in Afghanistan. After each name, date and location was read, a uniformed military member pointed out the name on the memorial's plaques where the names are engraved, and a bell was struck; more than 100 people gathered for the ceremony, including families of the fallen soldiers.
The memorial honors Idahoans from all branches of the military who were killed since Sept. 11. It includes seven who died in the past year: Robert Dyas, Ryan Sharp, Kenneth Cochran, Daniel Brown, Chris Workman, Cody Moosman, and Ethan Martin.