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‘Remembering Our Fallen’ exhibit coming to Seneca East

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Attica, Ohio — The “Remembering Our Fallen” photo exhibit honoring the men and women who have lost their lives while serving in the U.S Armed Forces since Sept. 11, 2001 is set to come to Seneca East Local Schools in September.

The exhibit will be displayed at Seneca East Local Schools from 3:00 p.m. on Sept. 8 until 3:00 p.m. on Sept. 10 to remind Americans of the ultimate sacrifice made by those who died from wounds suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan while wearing our country’s uniform.

The memorial includes 34 tribute towers with military and personal photos of over 5,200 of our nation’s military fallen since Sept. 11, 2001. This memorial was unveiled nationally at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial  in Washington, D.C. in late 2017.

Organizers are still asking for help in contacting Gold Star families to include every single American who has died since Sept. 11, 2001 in The War on Terror. There is no fee to families. They are asked to visit the “Remembering Our Fallen” website and provide basic information and two photos for their fallen loved one.

This national memorial includes tribute towers that recognize our service men and women who died from training accidents or attacks while stationed stateside or on our overseas bases. Those who return from war with the invisible wounds of post-traumatic stress disorder and succumb to suicide are also included on tribute towers to recognize the tragedy of PTSD.

“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 Bill Williams, Vice President and co-founder of Patriotic Productions, the non-profit responsible for the memorial. “This memorial is created to travel, stopping in cities and communities all across the nation so more people will have the opportunity to honor and remember our fallen from one of the longest wars in our nation’s history. We are thankful to Seneca East Local Schools for hosting this beautiful and somber memorial.”

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