UW–Platteville will host “Remembering Our Fallen,” a display of the 130 Wisconsinites killed during the Afghanistan and Iraq military operations, in the Ullsvik Hall Nohr Gallery April 28–May 6.
The opening ceremony will be Sunday, April 28 at 11:30 a.m. Penny Splinter, the widow of Army Maj. Christopher Splinter, a Platteville native who was killed in action in Iraq in 2003, will be the guest speaker.
The exhibit was created by Patriotic Productions in Omaha, and is sponsored by Bellevue University. Dryhootch will be responsible for moving the exhibit from community to community.
“The warriors of the 21st century who volunteered to join the United States Armed Forces, grew up in the shadow of September 11, 2001, a defining moment for all,”’ said Dr. Mary Hawkins, president of Bellevue University, financial sponsor of the display. “They come from all walks of life and every corner of our country, daring to go where so many never would. They retain the face of freedom and build upon the legacies of those who went before them in a cause greater than themselves.
“We can never forget those who sacrificed everything for our freedom. We must remember these American Heroes and speak their names when we see their family members. Bellevue University has always had strong ties to our military and strongly believes in this project.”
The display is free and open to the public. The UW–Platteville Veterans Club is sponsoring the exhibit’s appearance.
The Nohr Gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.