It’s a memorial that goes beyond the uniform. It’s a memorial that reminds you that these men and women had a life — a childhood, pets, family and friends — outside of the U.S. military.
Taking a closer, more personal look into their lives, the Remembering our Fallen exhibit is a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by almost 130 U.S. military personnel from Wisconsin that were killed in the War on Terror in Afghanistan or Iraq.
“Whenever there’s anyone from the military that’s killed and you see their picture on the news, they’re always in a uniform. It’s very formal looking, and you tend to forget they’re a person — they’re somebody’s dad or somebody’s son or brother,” Wendy Hull, organizer of the event, said.
First unveiled July 8 in the capitol building’s rotunda, Madison, Remembering our Fallen is a photograph display that will be coming to Minocqua Aug. 11-19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Campanile Center for the Arts, free to the public. There will be extended hours until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, and Friday, Aug. 17.
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