Remembering the Fallen Exhibit to Visit Waukee High School
A very emotional exhibit, “Remembering Our Fallen,” will be open for viewing in Waukee High School’s foyer and cafeteria February 17-21. This exhibit pays tribute to the sacrifices made by more than 80 Iowans who lost their lives fighting the war against terror in Afghanistan and Iraq. The exhibit is open to the public and students Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Visitors to the building should come to the main office to sign in during the school day.
“In our advisory program, we focus on three areas: skills, community and advocacy. We all belong to a larger community as a nation, so when we were approached by the organization that manages “Remembering Our Fallen,” it seemed like a natural fit with what we want our students to experience and understand. These are Iowa’s fallen soldiers that have paid the ultimate price, and we want our students to appreciate the “realness” of the price of freedom for our nation,” Judi Roland, assistant principal at Waukee High School, said.
The exhibit, created by Bill & Evonne Williams of Patriotic Productions, was built to travel easily throughout Iowa. The exhibit is sponsored by Bellevue University, Bellevue, Nebraska.
“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,” Colonel James R. Biernesser, USAF (Ret.), Director of Military Affairs for Bellevue University said.