May 25, 2023

Fort Riley to host annual Memorial Day observance

Posted May 25, 2023 11:44 AM

The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will conduct the annual Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 29 at 11:40 a.m. at the Post Cemetery, 193 Huebner Rd.

The observance honors the men and women who died while serving in our country’s armed forces.

U.S. Senator Roger Marshall (Kansas) and Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Mullinax, 1st Infantry Division Command Sgt. Maj., will speak as part of the ceremony. Following the remarks, Maj. Gen. John V. Meyer, Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, and Command Sgt. Maj. Mullinax will place a wreath in honor of those who have died while serving in our country’s armed forces.

The ceremony is open to the public; however, those without a Department of Defense ID card need to arrive early at the Henry Gate visitor control center (Exit 301 off I-70) to obtain a pass to the installation.

Grant and Parker Access Control Points are closed on training and federal holidays. For more information on accessing Fort Riley, guests should visir  the Fort Riley Visitor Info web site.  

The ceremony will be shared live on the Fort Riley Faceboobook page  beginning at 11:40 a.m.