Schedule of events for Fort Hood memorial

An unidentified soldier holds flowers dropped off at Fort Hood's main gate for shooting victims, Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Fort Hood, Texas. A soldier opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

FORT HOOD, Texas (KXAN) — A week after the deadly shooting at Fort Hood left three soldiers dead and another 16 hurt, President Obama, the First Lady and victims’ families will honor those killed and wounded at a memorial ceremony at Sadowski Field.

Schedule of events

  • Starts off star spangled banner
  • Followed by the invocation by Chaplin COL Matthew Goff
  • Followed by Lt. Gen Mark Milley
  • Followed by chief of staff of the Army General Ray Odierno
  • Followed by sec of army honorable John m Mchugh
  • President Obama
  • Followed by Staff Sgt. Cheryl Reese sing amazing grace
  • Followed by Chaplin Col Matthew Goff reads scripture reading
  • Benediction
  • Followed by roll call.
  • Then followed by rendering of honors to the fallen with three riffle volleys and taps
  • Concludes the ceremony.
  • Viewing of the battle field cross.

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