Ft. Hood ceremony memorializes those killed

By Anna Carrera

Published 04/09 2014 04:39PM

Updated 04/09 2014 05:18PM

NATIONAL -- An emotional moment as people across the country remember the men who died in last week's shooting at Fort Hood. Family, friends and fellow soldier came to pay their respects. One of the fallen, 37-year old Sergeant Timothy Owens, was from Effingham.

The ceremony was all too familiar for people there. It was held at the same place as the one four-and-a-half years ago. That's when 13 others were killed in the deadliest shooting on an American military base.

President Obama mentioned it Wednesday when speaking with the people there. He said we can honor the men who died by renewing our commitment to keep troops safe, not just in battle, but also at home. He says, for everything in life, there is a time.

The President said the three victims were inspired by their love for the country to join the Army. That's what made them the soldiers they were. Before the service, the President took time to meet with families of the victims. He also spoke about the need for better mental health care in the country.

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