Remembering Our Fallen
Warriors of the 21st Century are professionals who volunteered to join the United States Armed Forces. They grew up in the shadow of September 11, 2001, a defining moment for most of them. Many have endured multiple deployments and most return home. Some do not.
“Remembering Our Fallen” 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.
Patriotic Productions has generously enabled Veteran’s Passport to Hope to provide “Remembering Our Fallen” for display at local Colorado events.
If you would like to display “Remembering Our Fallen” at your event, please contact:
“REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN”
EXHIBIT CHAIR: Bob Kirton
Patriotic Productions is dedicated to honoring our military, including those who have died, while serving the United States of America. “Remembering Our Fallen” is a tribute to all of those who have died as a result of wounds suffered in a war zone, while in uniform, since 9-11-2001.
About Patriotic Productions
Patriotic Productions was formed by Bill & Evonne Williams of Omaha, who have a desire to honor the United States military and share that opportunity with others who wish to do the same. Whether recording personal histories, planning events or creating an exhibit, the intent is to always honor and remember.
Bill & Evonne do not come from military families, nor are they veterans themselves. Sometimes, it is easier for those “outside” of the military to show honor and respect. And their four sons have certainly changed the family’s legacy, as well as opened their eyes to life on the “inside” of the military:
- Ben served two tours of duty in Iraq as an Army Reservist Sergeant;
- Tom is a 2LT in the Marine Corps;
- Sam is a 2LT in the Army;
- Max is a Marine Corporal and an Air Traffic Controller in Japan
Having a son who served two tours in a war zone helped the Williamses appreciate the sacrifices made by our military and their loved ones. In November, 2010, with the support of the Omaha World-Herald newspaper, and support of financial sponsors, Bill & Evonne created an exhibit called “Remembering Our Fallen” for Strategic Air & Space Museum. This exhibit included photos of the 98 from Nebraska and western Iowa, who died in The War on Terror since September 11, 2001. 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 is now traveling a week at a time throughout Nebraska and western Iowa.
After realizing the impact this first photo display made upon not only the families of The Fallen, but also the general public, the Williamses felt that this project should be completed in other states and hope to do so to remind people of the cost of freedom while hopefully, helping to lessen the grief of the families.
“Man does not die until he is forgotten.”