REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN
Traveling Photo Memorial of Iowa’s Fallen on Display
(04/28/22 – 05/01/2022)
“We must remember these American Heroes and speak their names when we see their family members. We can never forget those who sacrificed everything for our freedom,” said Bill Williams, co-creator of the memorial. “While this memorial is about those who have 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.”
A very emotional memorial, Remembering Our Fallen, is a stark reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by over 90 Fallen from Iowa 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 Iowa’s Fallen, is traveling throughout the state, and will be coming to Coralville during the Knights of Columbus Annual Convention.
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.
This memorial, and 14 other state memorials, representing 60% of our country’s Fallen since 9/11/01, have been created by Patriotic Productions, a non-profit organization headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. A national traveling memorial has also been created and it includes over 5,000 of our country’s Fallen (since 9/11/2001) from every state. This national memorial was unveiled in Washington, D.C. in late 2017. More information at: RememberingOurFallen.org.
“Remembering Our Fallen” will be on display at HYATT Regency Coralville Conference Center in the atrium from the afternoon of Thursday, April 28th thru Sunday morning May 1st. The public is invited to view the display during normal lobby hours.
No admission charge, thanks to 4th Degree District of Iowa for financially sponsoring the memorial to bring it to Coralville. Sir Knights of Iowa have not forgotten those who have sacrificed for our freedom and pledge to honor that sacrifice thru active civic participation: “Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.”
If you would like to host the national or your state’s memorial, please visit RememberingOurFallen.org.
from 2021 Sioux City Convention
Sir Knight & District Deputy Sam Wilson stands at attention in front of the memorial.
Several Sir Knights awaiting entrance to the exemplification.
District Master Gaspers leads Sir Knights in a salute and singing God Bless America in front of the Memorial following the opening Mass.