Baldwin Brothers had the privilege to host the traveling exhibit, “Remembering Our Fallen” in late September, and then again in October. This exhibit was a part of a larger event that continues to tour throughout Florida, as well as the rest of the U.S, through November. The final event in Florida will take place November 21-22 at Baldwin Brothers in The Villages.
The Project’s Origins
The “Remembering Our Fallen” project was created in November of 2010 by Bill and Evonne Williams. The Omaha-based couple had heard of a young man who lost his life in the War on Terror and of his family’s worry that their son would be forgotten. The Williams made it their mission to help people throughout Nebraska honor and remember their fallen loved ones. During the first exhibit, they saw how the memorial event brought comfort to the many friends and family members of those lost in the war in Iraq. With the help of one of their sponsors, Bellevue University, the project extended to other states.
Remembering Florida’s Fallen
Today, the “Remembering Our Fallen” project is a national tour in which memorials are held throughout many states across the country, each featuring hundreds of photos and memorabilia of service men and women lost in the war. Baldwin Brothers was honored to feature the exhibit in memory of Florida’s fallen military men and women during the weekend of September 18-20 at our New Smyrna Beach location. Local veterans’ groups, as well as New Smyrna Beach Mayor Jim Hathaway, attended to take part in an opening ceremony welcoming the memorial exhibit. Later in October, we hosted the event again in Ocala. In hosting this event, it was our goal to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and to ensure that their lives will not be forgotten.
Honoring Their Sacrifice
We would like to thank all who took part in or attended the “Remembering Our Fallen” memorial at Baldwin Brothers in New Smyrna Beach and in Ocala, and we hope you will join us in The Villages for our final memorial event in November. It is our hope that the families and friends of Florida’s fallen receive some comfort in knowing that we have not forgotten their sacrifice.
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