Family Members and the Community Honor Fallen Soldiers

5 years 11 months 3 weeks ago July 31, 2011 Jul 31, 2011 Sunday, July 31 2011 Sunday, July 31, 2011 4:30:00 PM CDT in News
By: Catherine Willbrand
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JEFFERSON CITY - Family members honored their fallen soldiers Sunday with the unveiling of, "Remebering Our Fallen."  Patriotic productions unveiled the photo exhibit of the 130 Missourians killed while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Families filled the Missouri State Capitol Rotunda for the ceremony that corrresponded. The event was open to the public, contributing to the large audience.

Tanya Bush, mother-in-law to fallen specialist Joshua James Munger, said the community's presence meant a great deal.  She said the ceremony was also important because she could get to know the other families.

Family members read the names of their loved one who had died in service.  If relatives could not be present, riders or members of the American Legion honored the soldiers. 

The photo exhibit included both military and personal photos of the soldiers.  This helped the public relate to the fallen, and Bush said the community could better understand their sacrifice. 

The display remains in the rotunda until next Sunday, when it will travel through Missouri communities.  Its next placement will be in Elsberry.

To view its further stops click here.

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