The brief observance at Falcon Stadium on Saturday was also meant to remember soldiers from nearby Fort Carson who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
About 40 squadrons of cadets from the Air Force Academy and West Point stood at attention on the field, their pennants fluttering in a stiff, cold breeze. Thousands of civilians and military personnel stood quietly in the stands.
The shootings hit some Fort Carson soldiers especially hard. About 2,000 servicemen and women transferred from Fort Hood to Fort Carson this year under an Army reorganization.