Mon April 15, 2013
Remembering Our Fallen
“Remembering Our Fallen,” an exhibit honoring Nebraska’s fallen soldiers is on view at the Millard Branch of the Omaha Public Library through April 28th.
Bill Williams and his wife Evonne created the exhibition after reading an article a few years ago about a man who lost his son in Afghanistan.
The man wondered whether anyone would remember his son. Not long after, Williams and his wife created the traveling exhibit so people all over the state could see it.
Gary Wasdin, Executive Director of the Omaha Public Library, says “Remembering Our Fallen” honors the more than 80 Nebraskans who have died over the last decade in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
"Primarily photographs and the exhibit is displayed on a series of folding panels with each of the soldiers having their place of remembrance with a little information about each and their photograph, just to put a human face on the deaths we’ve heard for years about on the news, that kids study in school. It’s really just a humanizing experience.”
The Millard Branch is located at 13214 Westwood Lane.