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One of the photos in the exhibit shows a soldier saluting a comrade killed in action.

Marilyn Hudson stands in front of the traveling exhibit that honors those men killed in the "War on Terror." The exhibit "Remembering Our Fallen of North Dakota" will be on display through June 23, 2012, at the Three Tribes Museum. There is no charge for this exhibit.

"Stand Down Young Warrior, Your Mission is Complete"
June 18, 2012
By Glenday Embry, Public Information Officer

        Four Bears - A touring photo display “Remembering Our Fallen” sponsored by the American Legion Department of North Dakota is currently on display at the Three Tribes Museum. The display honors those North Dakota military that have died from wounds suffered in a war zone since September 11, 2001. There are nineteen young men from North Dakota in the Exhibit:  SPC Paul A Beyer; SPC Phillip D. Brown;  SPC Keenan A. Cooper; SPC Dennis J. Federer, Jr.; SPC Jon P. Fettig; CPL Nathan J. Goodiron; SSG Kenneth W. Hendrickson; SPC Michael L. Hermanson; MAJ Alan R. Johnson; CPL Christopher K. Kleinwachter; SSG Lane J. Koenig; SSG David C. Kuehl; CPL Curtis R. Mehrer; SPC Anthony “Tony” W.H. Monroe; CPL Jeremiah S. Santos; SGT Keith L. Smette; SGT Thomas J. Sweet, II; SGT Travis A. Van Zoest; SPC Cody L. Wentz.
        The Exhibit officially opened Wednesday, June 13 and will remain at the Three Tribes Museum until June 26 before moving on to Minot where it will be displayed at the Gate City Bank. There is no charge at the Three Tribes Museum while the Exhibit is on display.  There is a guest book for visitors to sign and comment. 
        Each state has an exhibit with a list of Fallen Hero’s from that state. The idea of the display was conceived by Bill Williams owner of Patriotic Productions, Omaha, Nebraska.  While on a trip to Washington D.C., Williams met a parent whose son died in the War on Terror who commented to Williams “I hope my sons name will not be forgotten.”  From that, comment came the idea of memorializing those young men and women who died fighting the War on Terror. “In November 2010, with the support of the Omaha World Herald newspaper, and support of financial sponsors, Bill and Evonne Williams created an exhibit call “Remembering Our Fallen” for the Strategic Air & Space Museum. Over 325 family members attended that first event in Nebraska. Another 750 people attended the exhibit’s public opening event and ceremony.  After realizing the impact the display made and not just upon the families of the Fallen, but the general public as well, the Williams's felt this project should be completed in other states as well. They hope to remind people of the cost of freedom while helping to lessen the grief of the families.” 
       Guidelines had to adopted. Those listed on the state roster are individuals who were born and raised in the state; therefore, some of the soldiers serving in a North Dakota National Guard Unit may be from another state and will be listed on that states roster. 
       American Legion Department Adjutant David A. Johnson said the exhibit is booked up to January 3, 2013. He said the exhibit would tour the state for about two more years. The American Legion, Legion Riders, a motorcycle veterans group led by Gerald Peutz, Barney, North Dakota moves the exhibit from one city to the next. 
       Marilyn Hudson, director of the Three Tribes Museum said it is incredibly moving and well worth the time spent in visiting the Exhibit.  The website for the exhibit is. www.Remembering our  
(Quotes taken from “Remembering the Fallen” website)

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