REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN
A very emotional exhibit will soon be displayed at American Legion Post 372 in Cherry Hill, N.J.
The Fallen Tribute Towers is a traveling war memorial that honors our post-9/11 military fallen. Consisting of 32 towers, it includes information and photos of the military men and women killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan, those who were killed in training accidents and attacks stateside and on overseas bases, as well as those who took their own lives once returning from war due to post-traumatic stress.
This moving exhibit will be on display outside on the grounds of Post 372 (1532 Martin Ave, Cherry Hill) from Wednesday, Nov. 4 (2 pm) until Sunday, Nov. 8 (12 pm) and is open for public viewing 24/7.
There will be a candlelight and wreath-laying service on Friday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 pm to honor and remember all our military men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11. Organizations are welcome to bring a wreath to place, but are asked to register online at https://www.alch372.com/fallen-tribute-towers (rain or shine).
There is an essay contest, open to all children in public, private schools or homeschooled students in grades 5-12. The entry requirement is that the student visit the Fallen Tribute Towers while on display at The American Legion. There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes in each age category. Visit the website to download the essay packet, or pick one up when you visit the Fallen Tribute Towers. Submissions will be due by Wednesday, Nov. 11, and winners will be chosen on Saturday, Nov. 14.
There will also be a Veterans Day service on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 11 am to honor all our living veterans and active military (rain or shine).
Volunteer positions are available for SECURITY of the TOWERS, VISITORS ASSISTANCE and help with SET UP and TAKE DOWN. Sign up on the website at https://www.alch372.com/fallen-tribute-towers.
For complete information and to sign up, visit https://www.alch372.com/fallen-tribute-towers.