NEW YORK — The Army will wear uniforms on Monday, Nov. 14, to honor the service members who died in Iraq, including the 1,500 who were killed by roadside bombs in 2006, and the 6,500 whose bodies were found in 2004.
The service also will wear a new uniform to honor those who died on the battlefield, including those killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The uniforms, worn by soldiers, will be available to the general public for purchase in the new uniform store, Army Supply and Technology said.
Soldiers who are stationed overseas will have a new pair of combat boots, which will be designed and produced by Army Manufacturing Company in the United States.
These new boots will also be available for purchase at the new Army Supply & Technology store in Arlington, Va., in an Army uniform that has been worn in the field.
This new uniform will mark the first time since the 9/11 attacks that the Army will display its uniforms on the front of its uniform store.
To honor the soldiers and families of those who perished, the Army also will honor fallen soldiers by wearing a helmeted soldier’s patch.
Army officials said in a statement that they are grateful for the support of the community and the Army.
For the first six months of the current military calendar, the service will wear the helmeted patch in its uniform stores.
As a tribute to the service, the uniform will be distributed at the Army Supply& Technology store to military personnel, their families and friends, Army officials said.
The patch will also go on sale in the Army’s uniform store beginning on Monday.
Since its inception in 2010, the U.S. Army has become the nation’s largest and most influential military force.
About 40,000 troops will wear new uniforms and other uniforms during the holidays, including soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said Army Secretary Michael Short, in a written statement.
“It is a powerful reminder of the sacrifices these soldiers made, the sacrifices our service men and women made, and what we can accomplish together,” Short said.