By Jayson Henderson
Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division are set to hold a 9/11 commemoration ceremony this Monday at 10 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the solemn Global War on Terrorism monument, situated on the east side of Cavalry Parade Field. The monument, featuring a scaled-down replica of the World Trade Center Twin Towers on a Pentagon-shaped base, honors Fort Riley Soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Colonel Michael Foote, Fort Riley Garrison Commander, will deliver a heartfelt address during the event, which will encompass a wreath-laying ceremony, a three-round salute by an honor guard, and the haunting melody of “Taps.” First responders from Junction City and Manhattan will stand in unity with Fort Riley’s Directorate of Emergency Services professionals to mark this significant day.
For those planning to attend, please note that visitors without a Department of Defense ID card can obtain a pass at the Visitor Control Center near the Henry Gate (Exit 301 off I-70) or online at https://home.army.mil/riley.