FORT RILEY, Kan. (WIBW) - The 1st Infantry Division hosted a Regimental Lineage Ceremony as part of Victory Week at Fort Riley on Thursday.
The ceremony recognized and paid tribute to all soldiers who served in the 1st Infantry Division since it began in 1917.
The 1st Infantry Division has had regiments participate in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Southwest Asia and the War on Terrorism.
Each regiment and their soldiers were remembered as the 1st Infantry Division's story of service and sacrifice was retold as a historic timeline.
“It’s been a great week to celebrate the First Infantry Division at Fort Riley and we appreciate all the community members who have come out to be a part of it, and we appreciate all the support from the Flint Hills and Kansas. It’s great to be a Big Red One soldier serving at Fort Riley.” 1st Infantry Division Director of Public Affairs, Lieutenant Colonel Terence M. Kelley says.
Victory Week concludes Friday with the presentation of the Victory Cup, and an enlistment ceremony of more than 20 future soldiers.