Remembering Our Fallen Tribute Towers Exhibit returns April 29
A first-of-its-kind traveling exhibit showcasing the ultimate sacrifice of military and first responders who’ve died from wounds in the War on Terror since Sept. 11, 2001, until today returns to the Marlin City Park Pavilion on Thursday, April 29 through Wednesday, May 5.
The exhibit is called Remembering Our Fallen Tribute Towers and among the five thousand-plus names and photographs displayed, it features 793 men and women from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
This national memorial includes those who returned from war with the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and succumbed to suicide. It recognizes our service men and women who died from training accidents or attacks while stationed stateside or on our overseas bases.
This beautiful display was unveiled on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in September 2017 and consists of over 33 Tribute Towers supporting double-sided and full-color banners to withstand the elements, making it possible to be exhibited outdoors as well as indoors. Each Tribute Tower is 10 feet high and 5 feet wide. These Tribute Towers now stand in Marlin and the public is welcome to visit and honor these military sons and daughters free of cost.
Collaborative effort of state dignitaries, numerous business and individual sponsors and volunteers made possible the coming of the towers, raised donations to fund their transportation, assisted in tower placement in the Marlin City Park Pavilion, and will provide onsite registration and tours.
Presenting Sponsors are KWTX-News 10, Falls County Yourh Fair Association, Jay Elliott, Byrleen and Rockney Terry, the Maguoirk Family, Kyle Kacal, and Brian Burdwell.
Gold Star Sponsors are Pete Sessions, Dairy Queen, and Marlin Chamber of Commerce.
Tower Sponsors are AKS, Allen Samuels, AppleSport Chevrolet and Ford, Autos Unlimited, BanCorp, Bryan Russ, Cen-Tex Roofing Systems, Citizens State Bank, Dr. Kelly Czajkoski, DC, Edward Jones-David Lawson, 1st National Bank of Hughes Springs, Hecate Energy-Andrew Boggs, Hot EDD, Lions Club of Marlin, Marlin Democrat, Marlin Men’s Civic Association, Miss Central Texas Pageant, Print Source-Tom Lewis, Rotary Club of Marlin, Texas Quality Home Health, TEXSTAR, TWFG Insurance, and Williams Feed Store.
Local and faraway residents will visit the tribute memorial. Its legacy is that these men and women will be remembered and their names will be spoken, while helping to lessen the grief of their families.
For more information on the exhibit, to donate or to have a fallen soldier added to the memorial visit RememberingOurFallen.org. Organizers are still asking for help in contacting Gold Star families, to include every single American who has died since 9/11/2001 in The War on Terror. There is no fee to families. They are asked to visit www.RememberingOurFallen.org (opens in a new window) and provide basic information and two photos for their Fallen loved one.