News | Sept. 13, 2021

Disposition Services honors the victims of September 11th

By Jason Shamberger DLA Disposition Services

The events of September 11th, 2001 are likely to stand out in the minds of everyone who is old enough to remember that tragic day. In Battle Creek, Michigan, employees at the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center paid homage to the victims of those terrorist attacks that took place 20 years ago.

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Disposition Services honors the victims of September 11th
Michael Cannon, Director of DLA Disposition Services speaks to employees at the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center as they paid homage to victims of those terrorist attacks that took place 20 years ago.
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“20 years after that infamous day I ask us to do three things,” said Mike Cannon, the director of Disposition Services. “Remember, honor and educate. It’s our duty as Americans, as Department of Defense employees and as Defense Logistics Agency teammates to do all of these especially on this significant anniversary.”

The Morale, Welfare and Recreation office organized outdoor events for the day to allow for as much participation as possible.

“We wanted to focus on the 20th anniversary,” said the Battle Creek MWR Business Manager Steven Gales, ”So we scheduled an outdoor event giving people the opportunity to reflect on their remembrance of the event. We followed that up by partnering with our fitness center to do a 5K run/walk. Participation was really good for the run and some people are actually doing it virtually as well.”

For those present, it was an opportunity to show appreciation for all who served and those still serving to defend our nation.

When asked what prompted him to participate in the day’s events, Andrew P. Van Koevering, of Disposition Services command support team responded by saying, “Motivation to continue to honor those lost and those that continue to live today that served. Anything that I can do to reflect that gratitude, I will do.”

two men running in front of a building
Andrew Van Koevering and Doug Mulvaney, both of DLA Disposition Services, take part in the Run to Remember 5K on September 10, 2021.
two men running in front of a building
Disposition Services honors the victims of September 11th
Andrew Van Koevering and Doug Mulvaney, both of DLA Disposition Services, take part in the Run to Remember 5K on September 10, 2021.
Photo By: DLA Disposition Services
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