“REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN”
Traveling Photo Memorial of Nebraska Fallen on Display at SAC FCU Headquarters
May 23 – 27th, 2016
When SAC Credit Union employee and Army veteran Claudia Jones is asked what the Remember Our Fallen exhibit means to her, she initially responds with one word “Honor”. Jones took time to reflect on the exhibit (currently on display at SAC FCU) and its impact on her as a veteran. “This exhibit is representative of the young men and women who made a choice to serve their country and made the ultimate sacrifice….they should be honored”.
A very emotional memorial, “Remembering Our Fallen,” is a stark reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by 84 Fallen from Nebraska killed in The War on Terror while wearing our country’s uniform in a war zone. The photo memorial, which includes military and personal photos of each of Nebraska’s Fallen will be on display at SAC Federal Credit Union Headquarters in Papillion, Nebraska through Friday of this week.
Pat Jones, a Vietnam veteran and SAC Board of Director Member was particularly moved by the exhibit. Jones shared that for him this exhibit was “a reminder that we have young people making the sacrifice …no one wants to make this sacrifice, but they do”. Jones went on to say he identifies with the Fallen exhibit. While stationed in Vietnam Jones lost his roommate and several friends who were shot down and listed as MIA.
The financial sponsor of the memorial is Bellevue University, a private, non-profit University in Bellevue, Nebraska. Founded in 1966, it has been a military-friendly school for 45 years. Bellevue University was an early adopter of distance learning and is now a leader in online education with students in every state and 55 foreign countries, including Afghanistan and Iraq. More information can be found at: Bellevue.edu.
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“Remembering Our Fallen” will be on display May 23rd to Thursday, May 26th, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily and on Friday, May 27th from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon.