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Remembering Our Fallen Exhibit on Campus

11-07-2014

In honor of Veterans Day, The Student Veterans Association, Alumni Affairs and the Office of Student Activities are sponsoring the Remembering Our Fallen exhibit.

The exhibit will be on display the week of Nov. 10 – 14 in the lobby of Russell Hall on the west side of campus. 

Remembering Our Fallen was created by Bill and Evonne Williams of Omaha to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

According to their website, the display’s legacy will be that these men and women will never be forgotten and that their names will be remembered and spoken. Having sons who served in war zones helped the Williams’s appreciate the sacrifices made by our military and their loved ones. In November, 2010, with the backing of the Omaha World-Herald newspaper, and financial support of several sponsors, including Bellevue University, Bill and Evonne created the exhibit called “Remembering Our Fallen.”

This exhibit included photos of the Fallen who died in The War on Terror since Sept. 11, 2001, and called Nebraska home. Over 325 family members attended the opening event, some driving as long as seven hours one way. Another 750 people attended the exhibit’s public opening and ceremony, and the exhibit has been traveling weekly throughout Nebraska for almost three years.

Soon after the unveiling of this first display, Bellevue University asked the Williams if they would be interested in doing this in other states. After realizing the impact this first photo display made upon not only the families of The Fallen, but also the general public, the Williams agreed this project should be completed in other states to remind people of the cost of freedom while hopefully, helping to lessen the grief of the families.

The public is invited to view the display at Gordon State College between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

For more information on the exhibit visit: http://www.rememberingourfallen.org/