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'Remembering Our Fallen' Sunday at Sanford Museum

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

U.S Army Reserve 1/133rd Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Steven Kremer of Cherokee shouts instructions to his troops during military action when he was serving in Afghanistan. Photo by Des Moines Register
Keynote speaker Lt. Col. Steve Kremer

Beginning on Sunday, March 11, with opening ceremonies at 2 p.m., the Sanford Museum will be presenting a very emotional photo exhibit, "Remembering Our Fallen," a sad reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by 79 Iowans killed in The War on Terror while wearing our country's uniform in Afghanistan or Iraq.

Keynote speaker will be Cherokean, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Steve Kremer, Commander of 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment of the Iowa National Guard. Under his leadership, Lt. Col. Kremer's unit has been highly acclaimed for its courageous service in Afghanistan.

The photo display has been traveling throughout Iowa since its unveiling to the families of The Fallen last May, and will be coming to the Sanford Museum in Cherokee.

The warriors of the 21st Century, professionals who volunteered to join the United States Armed Forces, grew up in the shadow of Sept. 11, 2001, a defining moment for most of them.

They come from all walks of life and every corner of our country, daring to go where so many never world. They retain the face of freedom and build upon the legacies of those who went before them in a cause greater than themselves.

This exhibit is sponsored by the Sanford Museum Association. It is free and open to the public. The museum is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Please call 712-225-3922 if you have any questions, or visit the website, sanfordmuseum.org, or email: sanfordmuseum@iowatelecom.net

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