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Posted on: June 19, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Remembering Our Fallen

The touring photo display “Remembering Our Fallen” comes to the Parker Arts, Culture and Events (PACE) Center July 14 to 23. A very emotional exhibit, “Remembering Our Fallen,” is a stark reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by 89 Coloradoans killed in The War on Terror while wearing our country’s uniform in a war zone. The exhibit was created to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Its legacy will be that these men and women will never be forgotten and that their names will be remembered and spoken.

An Opening Ceremony will take place on July 14 at 4 p.m. at the PACE Center.

Bellevue University is sponsoring the national campaign which launched in Adel, Iowa, on May 1, 2011, with Iowa’s Fallen. Colorado’s Fallen was unveiled last October at the Aurora Municipal Center in Aurora, at which time the families of Colorado’s Fallen were some of the first to see the display. Tours are organized for Iowa, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Arizona and Colorado, with additional exhibits in more states through 2012 and beyond.

“The PACE Center is proud to host this significant exhibit and is honored to be a site on the tour,” said Jeannene Bragg, PACE Center Cultural Director. “The photos and displays will touch the heart of this community.”

The exhibit was created by Bill and Evonne Williams of Patriotic Productions, Omaha, and is sponsored by Bellevue University. The American Legion of Colorado and the VFW of Colorado have both endorsed the project, realizing the importance of remembering those who are willing to sacrifice all.

“We can never forget those who sacrificed everything for our freedom. We must remember these American Heroes and speak their names when we see their family members,” said Colonel James Biernesser (Ret.) USAF and Director of Military Programs for Bellevue University. “This exhibit is created in such a way so it can travel easily throughout Colorado, so that more people will have the opportunity to honor and remember Colorado’s Fallen.”

The exhibit is open to the public at no charge, thanks to the Town of Parker for financially sponsoring the exhibit to bring it to the PACE Center.

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