|Photo exhibit of Nebraska’s fallen on display at Omaha Public Library|
|April 02, 2013|
All ages are invited to visit Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln., April 13-28, to view the Remembering Our Fallen exhibit. More than 80 Nebraskans have died while serving in the United States military during the War on Terror. This photo exhibit is a reminder of the sacrifices made in Afghanistan and Iraq. On Saturday, April 13, the exhibit will be escorted to the library at 9 a.m. by the Vanguard Riders, and available for viewing following an opening reception at 2 p.m. During the opening event, Millard Legion Post 374 and Millard VFW Post 8334 will present the colors, perform Taps and a 21-gun salute. Gold Star family member Rhonda Robinson will speak, as well as Omaha Public Library Executive Director Gary Wasdin.
Remembering Our Fallen was created by Bill and Evonne Williams of Patriotic Productions, Omaha.
“We can never forget those who sacrificed everything for our freedom. We must remember these American heroes and speak their names when we see their family members,” said Bill Williams. “This exhibit is created so it can travel easily throughout Nebraska, and more people will have the opportunity to honor and remember Nebraska’s fallen.”
In November 2012, Omaha Public Library offered to host the exhibit at its Millard Branch when Millard Public Schools declined to show the exhibit citing multiple concerns. Millard School’s board members were prepared to rent a space to make the exhibit available to the community, but agreed that the state’s busiest library was a good solution.
“Offering the space created a win-win situation,” Wasdin said. “It filled that void for the schools, and welcomes the community to view the exhibition as well.”
The event is sponsored by McDermott & Miller, P.C., and Bellevue University. More information about the exhibit and photos are available at rememberingourfallen.org. Visit omahalibrary.org for information about additional programs offered at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro locations.