(Omaha, NE – October 24, 2016) With Veteran’s Day swiftly approaching and nearly 20 veterans, and a dozen more surviving spouses living at The Heritage at Sterling Ridge – this senior living community understands the need to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives in war. On November 1st, The Heritage at Sterling Ridge, along with State Senator McCollister and the American Legion Post 374 Color Guard, will host a ceremony to kick off a week-long tribute to Nebraska’s Fallen.
A very emotional memorial, “Remembering Our Fallen,” is a stark reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by 56 of the Fallen from Nebraska killed in The War on Terror while wearing our country’s uniform in a war zone. The photo memorial, which includes military and personal photos of each of Nebraska’s Fallen, is traveling throughout the state and will be coming to Omaha’s The Heritage at Sterling Ridge from November 1st – 6th.
This memorial, and 18 other state memorials representing 60% of our country’s Fallen since 9/11/01, have been created by Patriotic Productions, a non-profit organization headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. The goal is to complete a national traveling memorial that will include all of our country’s Fallen from The War on Terror.
“We must remember these American Heroes and speak their names when we see their family members. We can never forget those who sacrificed everything for our freedom,” said Bill Williams, co-creator of the memorial. “While this memorial is about those who have died, it was created for the living…to help the families in their grief, while reminding the rest of us of the terrible price paid for our freedom by our current generation of military.”
The breakout of The Heritage at Sterling Ridge veterans and their military branches:
Navy – 7
Marines – 2
Army – 8
Air Force – 2
And many, many spouses of those who have served.
The Heritage at Sterling Ridge is located at 1111 Sterling Ridge Drive, off of 127th & Pacific, in Omaha. The retirement community offers Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Support. Heritage Communities, the corporate office is located in Omaha, where they own and operate 12 senior living communities, including two communities currently under construction. For more information on The Heritage at Sterling Ridge, or Heritage Communities, please visit www.heritage-communities.com.