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Honor the Fallen--The Remembering The Fallen Memorial had a steady stream of people going through the displays during the four days it was in Menominee. Noala Fritz is the Ambassador and Gold Star Mother for the Memorial. Her son was killed in Iraq in 2017. Over 6,900 names were read during the Memorialvisit in Menominee. Photo-Col. Ellis Langjher is pictured at one of the 62 panels with Noala Fritz. Fritz left Nebraska in May and won't be back home until October. She plans to visit 27 states during the current tour.
Hundreds Visit Remember The Fallen Memorial in Menominee
Issue Date: August 30, 2019
The National Remembering the Fallen Memorial was in Menominee, Mi. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday Aug. 22-26. Hundreds of people had the opportunity to visit the memorial that honors America's military fallen who have died from wounds while deployed in the War on Terror since Sept. 11, 2001. Over 6,900 names and faces are on towers that are 10 feet high and 5 feet wide. Each warrior has a military and personal photo attached and well as their branch of service and date of death.
Noala Fritz of Verden, Nebraska is the official spokesperson for the Memorial. She travels the country with the Remembering Our Fallen National Memorial.
Her 25-year old was killed in Iraq in 2007, but he lives in the photos she's carried across the country, to both coasts and all around the heartland.
The retired Falls City teacher helps set up the exhibit of over 6,900 U.S. service members who died in Iraq, Afghanistan and in related missions and tragedies. She speaks at opening ceremonies, telling her son's story. She welcomes strangers, and she soothes those who show up to honor their own sons and daughters, husbands and wives, parents and comrades.
"I feel like what I'm doing is such a good thing for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice," she said. "I have no excuse for not doing it. They're my own, and I want you to see them and I want you to have that opportunity to meet them and remember them and honor them."
Presently there are 69 panels with names and pictures of the fallen heros. Each panel cost $1,000 and Fritz is always eager to accept donations.
The Triple-C Riders Motorcycle Club was instrumental in the set up and take down of the display.
The memorial left Menominee on Monday for Illinois and then travels to Ohio.