Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The debut of a moving memorial is a tribute to the state’s fallen soldiers. It comes with a unique twist that makes it special. You won’t have to travel to see it. Instead, this memorial will come to you.
Many of them confronted danger knowing full well the risk. Each of the brave men and women, whose pictures hang on this memorial, have added their own testimony to the generations before them, whose sacrifice we remember each time we hold our hands to our hearts.
The names and faces make up the traveling memorial: “Remembering Our Fallen, Afghanistan and Iraq.” All of the soldiers are from Kansas and have all made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Gary Rogers, American Legion Post 189, says, “It’s just got its own message that you cannot put into words. And to be able to stand there and help someone, and maybe help comfort someone that might be in grief, makes it all that worthwhile.”
Denise Lange is an American Gold Star Mother. Her son, Aaron, was stationed in Texas and just months away from deployment when a tragic car accident took his life. She showed support and says that the memorial is not just for those with loved ones in the military.
We need to known and remember that these boys gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we don’t have combat in our streets,” says Lange, American Gold Star Mothers President.
From now until July 5, you can come to the Augusta Public Library and visit the traveling memorial, a true display of honor and sacrifice.
To schedule “Remembering Our Fallen” for your community, church or business, please refer to the following contact information or visit the website link provided.