FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, May 12, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Special Operations Command will honor 20 Special Operations Soldiers killed while supporting combat operations during the past year in a memorial ceremony, Thursday, May 21.

USASOC commanding general, Lt. Gen. Charles T. Cleveland, will add the Soldiers' names to the USASOC Memorial Wall, paying tribute to them and more than 300 Army Special Operations Forces Soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our Nation in the war against terrorism.

Memorial Ceremony: Thursday, May 21, 2014
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: USASOC Memorial Plaza, adjacent to the USASOC headquarters building.

Hundreds of family members, friends and special guests from across the country are expected to attend.

Members of the media who wish to cover the ceremony must register with USASOC Public Affairs Office by 2 p.m., May 20 at (910) 432-6005, or email pao@soc.mil. Please provide the number of news team members/photographers who will attend, any special interview requests and if you plan on live coverage.

Media should provide after-hours contact information to include email address, so we may inform you of changes.

USASOC PAO will meet registered media at Stryker Golf Course on Bragg Boulevard at 12:30 p.m., May 21. The media convoy will depart Stryker no later than 12:45 p.m. due to the heavy traffic associated with that time of the day.

*Photo Opportunity:
During the ceremony there will be a drummer, the unveiling of the USASOC Memorial Wall, a bell ringer and placement of memorial wreaths by USASOC and its subordinate commands. There will also be the playing of "Taps" and a bag piper playing "Amazing Grace." Following the ceremony, the Gold Star families will be invited to approach the wall and lay roses in remembrance of their loved ones.