Fort Riley to Remember Global War on Terrorism Sacrifices

FORT RILEY, Kan. – The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will remember those who died due to the 9-11 terrorist attacks. This will include 9-11 victims, Soldiers who are missing in action and prisoners of war and Soldiers who have lost their lives in the war against terrorism. The combined ceremony will be held at the Global War on Terrorism Monument on Main Post at 7:46 a.m. Sept. 11.

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. To date, 155 servicemembers from Fort Riley have died taking a stand against terrorism.

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