'Remembering our Fallen' ceremony Tuesday

Monday, September 26, 2016

McCOOK, Neb. -- The "Remembering Our Fallen" exhibit, sponsored by Bellevue University, will be presented in McCook Tuesday, Sept. 27, during a special Opening Ceremony at Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel at 607 Norris Avenue.

The ceremony, which will be at 6 p.m., will feature the dedication of the flag pole and monument; the presentation of colors; the National Anthem; invocation; welcome; special recognition of Sgt. Randy Matheny, a fallen hero from McCook; folding of the flag; taps; and benediction.

"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.

The exhibit sponsors say, "The warriors of the 21st Century grew up in the shadow of Sept. 11, 2001, a defining moment for most of them. Many have endured multiple deployments and most return home. Some do not."

The "Remembering Our Fall" exhibit will remain on display from 9 a.m.until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday of next week, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2.

"We must remember these American Heroes and speak their names when we see their family members. We cannot forget those who sacrificed everything for our freedom," said Bill Williams, co-creator of the memorial. "While this memorial is about those who died, it was crated for the living ...to help families in their grief, while reminding the rest of us of the terrible price paid for our freedom by our current generation of the military."

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