Army Specialist Daniel Agami may be gone, but his memory will live on forever in his family’s hearts and at a Coconut Creek post office.
U.S. Representative Ron Klein (FL-22) passed legislation calling for the post office at 4233 West Hillsboro Blvd. in Coconut Creek to honor the name of Army Specialist Daniel Agami, who passed away at 25 years old. While serving in Baghdad, a bomb ripped through his Bradley tank, killing him and four other soldiers in the vehicle on June 21, 2007.
“The dedication of the Coconut Creek Post Office is a small token to Specialist Daniel Agami for his service and sacrifice on behalf of our country. The values that he lived by on the battlefield and in our local community are an inspiration to all of us,” said Congressman Klein.
Agami’s family, including his mother Beth Agami, attended the dedication and told guests about Daniel and his legacy. Daniel was a born leader, proud of his American-Jewish heritage, and he served his community with pride, according to his mother. Specialist Agami was raised in South Florida. He attended Coconut Creek High School and lived in Parkland as well. While attending college, Daniel made the decision to enlist in the United States Army. He served in Iraq for about a year.
For his service in Iraq, Specialist Agami was posthumously presented with the Purple Heart, The Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.
“We are profoundly honored and thankful to have been asked to have the Coconut Creek Post Office Building dedicated to our beloved son,” said his mother. “Daniel was a heroic warrior full of courage, bravery and patriotism. We humbly ask that you see Daniel as a symbol for all American soldiers who have served our country with such diligence and valor.”
In neighboring Parkland, where Beth, husband, Itzhak and daughter Shaina Agami reside, Daniel’s memory is also honored with a tree planted in front of Parkland City Hall and his picture hanging in the Parkland Library.
“There is nothing we can do but honor and thank you for the sacrifice you have given, but we try. This is our little way of trying to honor you and Daniel,” said Parkland Mayor Michael Udine at the dedication.
The Parkland mom thanked local leaders and communities for keeping her son’s memory alive.
“Our family is truly grateful to the hard work and dedication of Congressman Ron Klein for making the Coconut Creek Post Office Dedication and renaming a reality. We are honored by the outpouring support of people from many different communities,” said Beth Agami. “We hope that when people enter the post office and you see our son, brother, and grandson, SPC Daniel Agami’s picture hanging on the wall, please take a moment to think about Daniel, his sacrifice, and all American soldiers in all past and present wars, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend our noble country. Perhaps, go even one step further; next time you visit the post office, bring a care package to send to our men and women off at war.”