Victory Park is rededicated annually by the 1st Infantry Division as a culmination of
Victory Week celebrations around Fort Riley. With their Families on-hand, the names of the Division's
fallen Soldiers from the previous year are read aloud and a bell is ringed one time for each. As of the most recent commemoration in June 2012,
541 stones lie in the park as a silent tribute to their sacrifice.
June, 2008 Update: As part of the July 14-19 Victory Week celebrations, Victory
Park was re-dedicated in a ceremony July 17, 2008. The Park is at the
1st Infantry Division's headquarters building on Fort Riley.
Nov., 2007 update: Victory Park moved with the 1st Infantry Division from Germany
to Fort Riley. [View related news article here.]
Victory Park is meant to honor the 1st Infantry Division's fallen Soldiers, former Danger 6s and 7s, Big Red One alumni
and Fort Riley and the Central Flint Hills Region community partners who have positively impacted our division. These individuals
are memorialized on stones [Learn more, Memorial Stone Purchase Information]
in Victory Park, which sits adjacent to our headquarters building.
1st Infantry Division Soldiers dedicated the Fallen Soldier Memorial
at Victory Park on Leighton Barracks, Wurzburg, Germany on June 6, 2005. The monument
was erected to honor the 193 Task Force Danger Soldiers, Marines and Airmen who
gave their lives during Operation Iraqi Freedom I and II, and the Global War on
A walkway leading to the statue features 193 engraved marble plaques, one for each
of the 193 1st ID and Task Force Danger service members who made the
supreme sacrifice. The base of the statue is constructed of granite; framing
a quotation from Franklin D. Roosevelt as well as Psalm 91, verses 11 and 13, "The
The Soldiers, Marines and Airmen who gave their lives will always be remembered. [Fort Riley's Fallen Heroes]
No Mission Too Difficult, No Sacrifice Too Great. Duty First!
"For he will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways. You will
tread on the lion and the adder, the young lion and the serpent you will trample
under foot." Psalm 91 Verses 11 and 13 (The Soldiers Psalm).
Victory Park and
Command and Personal Stones (Division Walkway) available for purchase
Donations accepted for Fallen Soldier stones