12:54 pm - Monday September 25, 2017

USAFA Homecoming Memorial Ceremony Honors Fallen

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo., — The Air Force Academy’s annual Homecoming Memorial Ceremony takes place here at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow on the Terrazzo.

At the ceremony, 56 deceased Air Force Academy cadets and graduates will be honored. This includes those who have died of combat-related or other causes, and those whose remains have been recovered from previous wars, since the 2011 Homecoming Memorial Ceremony. Each name, the year of graduation and the last cadet squadron to which the graduate was assigned, will be called out. The current cadet squadron commander will then respond, “Absent.”

The entire Cadet Wing will be present for this annual remembrance. The ceremony will also include the playing of Taps, a 21-gun salute, and a flyover of four F-16 Fighting Falcons flying in the missing man formation.

The local community is welcome to observe the 60-minute ceremony from the area adjacent to the Cadet Chapel.

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