Shadow Hills Elementary “Remembering Our Fallen”

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People all want to be remembered in their lives.  People endeavor to do what they can, to instill a memory of themselves in their loved one’s minds, so they can live on in some way after they are gone.  Some have a long life to accomplish this task, while others only have two decades, maybe.  Remembering Our Fallen helps future generations to remember our heroes who have, in the words of Dan Foster, “put on a uniform to serve our country”. These fallen heroes lost their lives in that uniform.

People all want to be remembered in their lives.  People endeavor to do what they can, to instill a memory of themselves in their loved one’s minds, so they can live on in some way after they are gone.  Some have a long life to accomplish this task, while others only have two decades, maybe.  Remembering Our Fallen helps future generations to remember our heroes who have, in the words of Dan Foster, “put on a uniform to serve our country”. These fallen heroes lost their lives in that uniform.
Right now, at the Alpine Community Center, the “Remembering Our Fallen” Exhibit is open for all to visit and take part in.  95 students from Shadow Hills Elementary visited this emotional tour on Tuesday, February 23, and was greeted by Dan Foster who spoke to the children about what the exhibit meant.
Foster was pleasantly surprised by the students, and emotionally moved by their interest and the respect they showed while they were present.  Foster spoke from the heart, presenting the story of the exhibit and how it came into being. He said the children were a sign of hope for our future.
“Remembering Our Fallen” is a Memorial Photo Exhibit of the sacrifice made by 710 from California (77 from local area) who were killed in the War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This presentation was produced by Patriotic Productions, and includes military and personal photos of each of California’s Fallen. It has exhibited in 14 states and will continue to more. The display will be available February 23 to March 7, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Alpine Community Center, Alpine CA, 1830 Alpine Blvd, Alpine 91901. There is no admission charge for the display.
The financial sponsor of the exhibit is Bellevue University, a private, non-profit University in Bellevue, Nebraska. Local sponsors include the Alpine Community Center, Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce, The Basket Corner and Jackson Foster Heating & Air Conditioning.
“We can never forget those who sacrificed everything for our freedom,” said Dr. Mary Hawkins, President, Bellevue University.  “This exhibit is created in such a way so it can travel throughout many states offering more people an opportunity to remember their Fallen.”  
Everyone is invited for a special celebration on February 28, 9 a.m. at the Alpine Wall of Honor directly outside the Alpine Community Center. After the arrival of the Patriot Guard Riders, a color guard will start the ceremony, followed by music and comments from Wall founder – Dan Foster. The fallen heroes from the War on Terror will be honored, along with the new heroes added this day to the Alpine Wall of Honor. On this day the display will be open to families and loved ones of the Fallen only, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Then it will open to the public at 9 a.m. Arrive early for easier parking.
For more information contact Diana Saenger (619) 504-4148. For more information about the display visit: www.RememberingOurFallen.org. For more information about the Alpine Wall of Honor visit www.alpinewallofhonor.org

Shadow Hills Elementary “Remembering Our Fallen”

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