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Remembering our Fallen

September 19, 2013 2:09 PM

I hope that you have had a chance to stop in at the lobby of the City County Building, 210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd this week.  From September 16-20, there is a display, called Remembering our Fallen. It  honors the men and women from Wisconsin who have died in the War on Terror.

 

It is an incredibly compelling display and I urge everyone to spend some time looking at the faces of the young men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.  One cannot help but think of their families, the empty chairs at tables, the celebrations they will miss, and the people missing them.  We owe those families a debt of gratitude as well. 

The Dane County Council of the American Legion sponsors this traveling exhibition.  That group is also holding a Remembrance Ceremony at the display on Friday September 20 at 11:00 a.m. I will be speaking along with County Executive Joe Parisi and Purple Heart Veteran Jason Johns.  The ceremony will conclude with a reading of the names displayed on the memorial.

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