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Fellow Screaming Eagles:

I've been asked to direct the fund raising effort for the Division's Monument. This is a task like none I've ever performed before but could not turn down because it is a labor of love begun by my father and one I'm proud to continue.

We love our division – for what it has done, for what it is, for what it represents. What the 101st represents is embodied in our shoulder patch, our sole escutcheon, our national emblem: the eagle. An American eagle in full cry, warning enemies and devouring those who do neat heed the warning.

The Division today is a living raptor, by far the most important identity of the Screaming Eagle. But like anything living its life includes the past and future. The past is the focus of our Monument. However, we need it not only to reflect on previous victories and their wrenching costs but also to inform future Screaming Eagles of their pedigree and the standards they must meet to wear the patch with honor. The CG is action offic