18 Jun '12, 4pm

1st Infantry Division, @FightingFirst, honors their fallen Soldiers #HonorTheFallen

1st Infantry Division, @FightingFirst, honors their fallen Soldiers #HonorTheFallen

FORT RILEY, Kan. -- The light breeze that swirled around Victory Park June 13 carried with it memories of 43 brave 1st Infantry Division Soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice during the past year. Memories of a daddy who loved to play video games with his little girl and of a young man who loved to surf and ride horses were released as red felt covers were lifted to reveal the names etched into the park's newest memorial stones. "This is a special place, this is our hallowed ground," Fort Riley Senior Commander Brig. Gen. Donald MacWillie said. "Here we honor those who have fallen and reflect on the strength of those who have gone before us." The Victory Park Ceremony, conducted annually in conjunction with the division's Victory Week, honors Soldiers who have died while assigned or attached to the 1st Infantry Division during a deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan. The 43...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/81695/

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