What: Nebraska’s Fallen Heroes Memorial
Where: Maple Ridge Retirement Community, 3525 N 167th Cir. Omaha, NE 68116
When: October 27 to November 1, 2018
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
“We must remember these American Heroes and speak their names when we see their family members. We can never forget those who sacrificed everything for our freedom,” said Bill Williams, co-creator of the memorial. “While this memorial is about those who have died, it was created for the living – to help families in their grief, while reminding the rest of us of the terrible price paid for our freedom by our current generation of military."
A very emotional memorial, Remembering Our Fallen, is a stark reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by Nebraskans killed in the War on Terror (Post 9/11/2001) while wearing our country’s uniform in a war zone. The photo memorial features military and personal photos of each of Nebraska’s Fallen.
“It is a tremendous privilege and honor to host this memorial at Maple Ridge. We are proud to pay tribute to our country’s military Fallen. On behalf of Resort Lifestyle Communities, we wish to thank our Maple Ridge managers Johnny and Lisa Ursini for securing this amazing tribute and Bellevue University for their financial support to remember those men and women that made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms,” said Kelly Jo Hinrichs, spokeswoman for Maple Ridge – a Resort Lifestyle Community. “Their names will never be forgotten.”
The financial sponsor of the memorial is Bellevue University, a private, non-profit University in Bellevue, Nebraska. Founded in 1966, it has been a military-friendly school for 45 years. Bellevue University was an early adopter of distance learning and is now a leader in online education with students in every state and 55 foreign countries, including Afghanistan and Iraq. More information can be found at: Bellevue.edu.
This memorial and 14 other state memorials representing 60% of our country’s fallen since September 11, 2001 have been created by Patriotic Productions, a non-profit organization headquartered in Omaha. A national memorial with our nation’s Fallen from all states was unveiled July 2017, and has since been traveling the nation. For more information visit PatrioticProductions.org.