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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2011

CONTACT
Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047 or marla.augustine@nebraska.gov or
Jenny Last, Norfolk Veterans’ Home, (402) 370-3102 or jenny.last@nebraska.gov

“Remembering Our Fallen” Photo Exhibit on Display at Vets’ Home (August 14-August 20)

Lincoln—An exhibit of photographs, called “Remembering Our Fallen,” will be at the Norfolk Veterans’ Home (NVH), August 14 – 20. The Home is located at 600 East Benjamin Avenue.

The traveling memorial is visiting some of the hometowns and other places displaying photos of the 112 military members from Nebraska and western Iowa who have been killed during the nation’s War on Terror.

“We can never forget those who sacrificed everything for our freedom,” said Bill Williams, exhibit co-creator, from Omaha.

An opening ceremony will be held Sunday, August 14, at 3:00 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Lonnie Ford of Pender, who is the father of fallen soldier, Sgt. Joshua Ford, member of the 189th Transportation Company of the National Guard. The public is invited to attend.

“The Norfolk Veterans’ Home is honored to host this display,” said NVH administrator, Jerry Eisenhauer. “It serves as a somber reminder of the men and women who have given their lives for our country, so that we may continue to enjoy the freedoms we have.”

Members of the public are invited to see the exhibit between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The exhibit is on loan from the Strategic Air and Space Museum near Ashland, Nebraska. To check the tour schedule, visit the museum web site: www.SASMuseum.com.

The exhibit is sponsored by a generous anonymous donor and the Norfolk American Legion Auxiliary, Norfolk Disabled American Veterans, Norfolk Military Order of the Purple Heart, Department of Nebraska Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and Department of Nebraska American Legion. The Norfolk American Legion Riders escorted the exhibit to Norfolk.

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