'Remembering our Fallen'

A memorial of Tennessee’s "Fallen" will be available for viewing in Gallatin.

A traveling photo memorial of Tennessee’s fallen soldiers will be on display for the next two weeks in Gallatin.

“Remembering our Fallen” is a stark reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by 124 Fallen from Tennessee 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 Tennessee’s Fallen, is traveling throughout the state and will be available for viewing from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. March 21 through March 24 at the Sumner County Executive Building, located at 355 N. Belvedere in Gallatin. This display is sponsored by Bellevue University in Bellevue, Neb.

The memorial will again be on display from 2 p.m. on March 28 until noon on April 1 at the Wood Campus Building of Volunteer State Community College, located at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin, and is sponsored by Vol State Student Veterans of America.

“We must remember these American heroes and speak their names when we see their family members,” co-creator of the memorial Bill Williams said. “We can never forget those who sacrificed everything for our freedom. While this memorial is about those who died, it was created for the living to help the families in their grief, while reminding the rest of us of the terrible price paid for our freedom by our current generation of military.”

Memorials have been completed for 18 states. If you would like to host or sponsor a memorial not yet completed, please visit the “Get Involved” page at www.RememberingOurFallen.org.

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