Fort Riley to Remember Fallen Heroes

FORT RILEY, Kan. – The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will conduct an observance ceremony 7:46 a.m. Sept. 11 for the remembrance of 9-11, Soldiers missing in action, and prisoners of war.

The combined ceremony will be held at the Global War on Terrorism Monument on Main Post.

The ceremony is set so people can remember those who were killed on 9-11, those who are missing in action and prisoners of war while recognizing the sacrifice of Soldiers who defend our freedom by rededicating the Global War on Terrorism Monument. Each fall, additional names of those killed in action during the war are added to the monument and recognized. To date, 155 servicemembers from Fort Riley have died taking a stand against terrorism.

The ceremony will consist of music by the 1st Infantry Division Band and recognition of family members of fallen Soldiers who are present. The Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, Brig. Gen. Perry Wiggins, is scheduled to make remarks followed by the ringing of the bell to remember all the people who died at all three sites during 9-11. Additionally, there will the reading of the names that have been added to the monument, the laying of a wreath and a 21-gun salute.

The GWOT monument is located near the U.S. Cavalry Museum. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place at King Field House.