(ATLANTIC) An exhibit called “Remembering Our Fallen” will be on display at the Atlantic High School February 18th through the 22nd.
Bill Williams and his wife Evonne, from Omaha, created the traveling photo exhibit of soldiers from Iowa who have fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan in an effort to make sure the men and women who stepped up to serve our country are not forgotten.
“The Omaha World Herald did a story a couple of years ago about a father who had lost his son in Iraq and his concern that his son would be forgotten, so Evonne and I came up with the idea to create an exhibit of the pictures, but we didn’t want it to sit in a museum somewhere, we wanted it to travel from town to town,” explained Williams. “The Iowa exhibit has been on the road almost every week since May 1st of 2011 and has been all over the state, been seen by thousands, and this will be the first time it’s ever appeared in Atlantic and we’re very pleased that that’s finally going to happen.”
Williams and his wife have not only made exhibits for Nebraska and Iowa, they have also made exhibits for Missouri, Colorado, Arizona, North Dakota, Kansas, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and they are currently working on Texas. He said their goal is to have an exhibit made for every state.
Bill and Evonne Williams will be doing a presentation during an assembly at the Atlantic High School on February 19th at 2:00 pm. The public is invited to attend.