Letter: Remembering the Fallen

Published 8:06 am Saturday, July 7, 2018

To the Editor:

A very emotional exhibit, “Remembering Our Fallen,” will be displayed at the 161st Dodge County Fair to remind Americans the ultimate sacrifice made by those who died from wounds suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan while wearing our country’s uniform.

The memorial includes 31 Tribute Towers with military and personal photos of almost 5,000 of our nation’s fallen since 9/11/2001. This memorial was unveiled nationally at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.

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This national memorial also includes a Tribute Tower to recognize our servicemen and women who died from training accidents or attacks while stationed stateside or on our overseas bases. And those who return from war with the invisible wounds of post-traumatic stress and succumb to suicide are included on a Tribute Tower to recognize the tragedy of PTSD.

The “Remembering Our Fallen” display will be arriving on Tuesday, July 17. It will be escorted into the Dodge County Fairgrounds via the American Legion Riders and joined by Dodge County law enforcement, fire departments and ambulance.

We will have an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, by the Four Seasons Ice Arena. The display will be available the entire Dodge County Fair, July 18-22.

For more information on the Memorial and other events can be found at www.dodgecountyfreefair.com or call 507-634-7736.

Kelly Caspers


Dodge County Fair Board