This moving tribute, the Wisconsin Veteran's Memorial War Exhibit was on display at Baldwin-Woodville High School (B-W HS). Photo by Paul J. Seeling
This moving tribute, the Wisconsin Veteran's Memorial War Exhibit was on display at Baldwin-Woodville High School (B-W HS). Photo by Paul J. Seeling

Compiled by Paul J. Seeling, Gateway News, with David Brandvold, B-W High School

BALDWIN, WI – “Remembering Our Fallen” is a traveling photographic war memorial that honors our country’s military Fallen from The War on Terror (9/11/2001 - Present). Because 9/11 was such a defining moment, this memorial includes our country's Fallen since that tragic day in our nation's history.  There are 15 state-specific (indoor) memorials and a national memorial.

This moving tribute, the Wisconsin Veteran's Memorial War Exhibit was on display in the Commons area of the Baldwin-Woodville High School (B-W HS) on Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16. The Baldwin American Legion Post 240 sponsored the exhibit and will be hosting it again at the Post this coming Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Unlike brick and mortar memorials, “Remembering Our Fallen” by Patriotic Productions, Inc with offices in Omaha, NE and Irvine, CA. is designed to travel and includes both military and personal photos.  Its State and National legacy will be that these men and women will be remembered and their names will be spoken, while helping to lessen the grief of their families.

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“Students and adults were impressed by this exhibit.  The common comment was that it was an amazing tribute, but how sad for the soldiers and families that suffered at the loss,” said B-W HS Principal David Brandvold after the exhibit was completed at the high school.  

Brandvold reported, “We did not have any B-W students listed.  There were one from Ellsworth, someone from Hudson and one from Spring Valley (Michael C. Nolan, Cpl-USMC, age 22).” 

The Baldwin American Legion Post 240 not only sponsored the “Remember Our Fallen,” Wisconsin Veteran's Memorial War Exhibit.  They will be hosting the National “Remember Our Fallen,” Memorial Exhibit (a larger exhibit) at the Baldwin American Legion on Friday July 11, Saturday, July 12, and Sunday 13.  Additional information on the memorials: patrioticproductions.org.

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