Opening ceremonies Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Remembering Our Fallen exhibit arrives

by Wes Mayer


National Guardsmen and members of the Iron First Chapter of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club escorted the traveling memorial exhibit, “Remembering Our Fallen,” to Newnan on Friday. 

A traveling photo exhibit honoring the 200 Georgians who have lost their lives in the War on Terror arrived 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 died in the war.

On Friday, members of the Iron Fist Chapter of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club, which sponsored “Remembering Our Fallen,” escorted the traveling exhibit from Griffin to Newnan and arrived around 4 p.m. After being set up inside the Armory, the exhibit’s opening ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Because the exhibition is being sponsored by the Iron Fist Chapter, entry will be free of charge during its stay in Newnan. 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.”

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