A unit at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, will hold a daylong Memorial Day observance Monday that will include the reading of names of all fallen servicemembers from the war in Iraq, along with a "memorial wall" with their pictures and names.
The observance is being organized by the Base Support Battalion-North, according to Command Sgt. Maj. Roy D. James, Camp Buehring’s command sergeant major.
The ceremony will include a missing-man formation flyover, the playing of taps and a 21-gun salute in addition to the reading of the names, James said in an e-mail. "The event will go all day and well into the night, with the memorial wall remaining open all day," he wrote.
Lt. Gen. James Lovelace, commander of U.S. Army Central and Coalition Forces Land Component Command, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker. Officials from the base and Kuwait area support group are also scheduled to speak.
There will be a barbecue and events sponsored by Morale, Welfare and Recreation and the USO.