FORT RILEY, Kan. (WIBW) Many soldiers, their families, veterans and community leaders gathered on Fort Riley at the 9/11 memorial for a Commemoration Ceremony Wednesday morning.
The ceremony included a retelling of the day’s events on September 11, 2001.
Dody Berg attended Wednesday’s event in honor of her son, Sergeant First Class Forrest Robertson, who died serving in Afghanistan on 11/03/2013.
“I like hearing my son’s name, and I like hearing his story, and all the other boys that we’ve lost, it means a lot to the moms.” Mother of fallen soldier," Dody Berg said.
Col. Kevin Lambert and Command Sgt. Major Jose Barajas laid a wreath at the base of the memorial followed by the playing of Taps. The 1st Infantry Division Band provided music for the event, and a 21-gun salute followed the laying of the wreath.
After the ceremony, family members and friends talked of those they’ve lost and shared memories, some even took the opportunity to do a monument rubbing of the name or names that they were there to honor.