Fallen Georgians photo exhibit coming to Newnan
by Wes Mayer
A traveling photo exhibit honoring the 200 Georgians who have lost their lives in the War on Terror will be arriving in Newnan on Friday.
The exhibit, titled “Remembering Our Fallen,” opens with ceremonies Sunday and will be on display and open to the public from Aug. 11 to Aug. 15 at the Jackson-Pless Armory, located on Armory Road next to Newnan High School. Those weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., people will be able to visit the Armory and view military and personal photos of the 200 Georgian men and women who have been killed in the war.
According to Sgt. First Class Michael Deeds of the Georgia Army National Guard, the exhibit will be escorted from Griffin to Newnan on Friday, and should arrive around 3:30 to 4 p.m. On Aug. 10, an opening ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Armory. Newnan’s exhibition of “Remembering Our Fallen” is being sponsored by the Iron Fist Chapter of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club, and the exhibit will be free of charge.
The exhibit was created by Bill and Evonne Williams with Patriotic Productions, and it is sponsored by Bellevue University in Nebraska.
“We can never forget those who sacrificed everything for our freedom,” said retired Col. James Biernesser, director of military programs for Bellevue University, in a press release. “We must remember these American heroes and speak their names when we see their family members. This exhibit is created in such a way so it can travel easily throughout Georgia, so that more people will have the opportunity to honor and remember Georgia’s fallen.”