Brigade Commander Col. Jasper Jeffers III at the City of Lacey. Photos courtesy of 1-2 Stryker Brigade.

Those passing through the Lacey City Hall will notice a new addition to the wall outside the council chambers. An installation honoring the 1-2 Stryker Brigade stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord with battalion symbols and command team photos was unveiled recently during a ceremony.

The City of Lacey has had a partnership with the Department of Defense’s Community Connector Program, which aims to facilitate communication between the military and local communities and develop a stronger relationship between the military and civilians.

“Lacey is home to over 3,000 active duty military members and nearly 6,000 veterans,” said Mayor Andy Ryder, during the ceremony. “The purpose of installing this honor wall is to recognize the service and sacrifice of the 1-2 Stryker Brigade. Our hope is that this wall will stand as a testament to our deep appreciation and respect for all they do for our country.”

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Brigade Commander Col. Jasper Jeffers III echoed a sentiment of appreciation toward the city and the partnership it has had with the Brigade for the past several years. The Brigade is nick-named the “Ghost Brigade” and is among the most frequently deployed Stryker brigades.