Time with family and history enjoyed at Fort Riley

Love my crazy life: Restful weekend at Fort Riley


Teraesa Bruce

While visiting Fort Riley, the boys took us to see the Main Post Cemetery. The cemetery was established in 1853 making it the oldest historic property at Fort Riley with the exception of the Cavalry Parade Field. It's set on a hill surrounded by trees, giving it a feeling of complete isolation, making for a solemn and picturesque landscape. The number of unknown U.S. Soldiers buried there pulls at the heartstrings.

What a weekend! We went to Fort Riley to visit Robert and my two adopted army brats and family. We arrived at the boys' place early in the afternoon on Friday. We were at the house long enough to use bathroom, kiss the baby and head out the door. Robert's truck had been broken down in the barracks parking lot for over a month, and George was on a mission to get it fixed.

The tumblers in the ignition were worn, and the old worn key that worked just fine all this time had gotten bent, so he was unable to start the truck. We had ordered him a new ignition, but when he tried to replace it, th...

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