Throughout the past week, the Waynedale American Legion Post 241 hosted the Indiana “Remembering Our Fallen” memorial. Open to the public November 13 – 19, the exhibit honored U.S. military service men and women from Indiana who have given their lives in war zones since 9/11. It was created to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Its legacy will be that these men and women will never be forgotten. The memorial was presented in partnership with American Legion Post 241, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 241, and Ladies Auxiliary Post 241.
For those who had the privilege of visiting the traveling memorial, the experience was certainly breathtaking. Among the displays, containing photos of the many Indiana military men and women, hung notes from friends and family. Each face and every name rang true to the depth and magnitude of the loss of each hero; mother, father, son, daughter, brother or sister sank in. It was truly an honor to be in the presence of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, fighting for the freedoms we enjoy in America.
The Indiana exhibit is on loan to Easter Seals Cross Roads (www.eastersealscrossroads.org), which is a nonprofit organization that “recognizes the urgent needs facing military families and veterans as they integrate into their communities after serving our country.” The memorial will tour Indiana over the next year, hopefully returning to Fort Wayne sometime next year. The overall mission of the memorial is to ensure the legacy and remembrance of those individuals who have given their lives in the military since 9/11. This memorial is an awesome display to ensure they are remembered forever!
The American Legion Post 241, in all facets of their organization, has done a fantastic job brining this exhibit to Fort Wayne. Waynedale is grateful to have such a wonderful Post in its community, for this project and all of the many other community events they host or sponsor in Waynedale. Beyond providing excellent services to its veterans and members, they are truly a partner looking out for the betterment of the community. We at The Waynedale News thank them for all that they do!