Traveling memorial honoring fallen post-9/11 military service members unveiled in DC
WASHINGTON - A ceremony held at the Lincoln Memorial remembered those who died while serving our country since 9/11.
The Remembering Our Fallen National Memorial, which consists of several 10-foot-tall "Tribute Towers" featuring military and personal photos of fallen service members, was unveiled and placed between the Lincoln Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
"These are pictures of the fallen in the country since the War on Terror, which began with 9/11," said Bill Williams, who built these traveling tributes. "Every Gold Star Family's feeling is the same - that their loved ones are going to be forgotten. It is the only thing honoring Iraq and Afghanistan and its pictures."
During the 45-minute ceremony, Gold Star Family members announced the names of their loved ones.
"Part of what we want this memorial to do is to teach Americans to speak the names of your loved ones and others who have died - whatever the cause might have been," said one speaker at Thursday's ceremony.
For more information about the memorial, go to www.rememberingourfallen.org