BROOKFIELD — The local Veterans of Foreign Wars held a ceremony Saturday to celebrate renaming the organization after a Brookfield native who was killed in Iraq.

During the ceremony, a new flag was unveiled bearing the organization’s new name: the Jason D. Lewis Brookfield Memorial VFW Post 10201. A stone monument in Lewis’ honor also sits on the site at the headquarters on Candlewood Lake Road.

More than 100 leaders and community members attended the ceremony in honor of Lewis, who grew up in Brookfield and was killed in 2007 during a combat mission in Baghdad.

“His heroism to our community, our state and our nation is clear,” Joseph Beal, commander of the Brookfield VFW Post, said at the ceremony, according to a press release. “Chief Lewis is the hero that can represent who we want to be, our guiding light. His name is synonymous with courage, strength and integrity.”

Lewis’ mom, widow and three children attended, as well as former Gov. Jodi Rell and two Navy Seals, David Williams and Ronald Simony, who served with Lewis in Iraq. Simony presented an enlarged photograph of a huge sign, which had been mounted over the SEAL team’s base camp in Iraq shortly after Lewis’ death.