Tribute to the Fallen is sponsored by the UNO College Democrats. However, this event and the intentions behind it are far from partisan. If there is a political message, it is only the undeniable weight with which each American life must be considered–the undeniable tragedy of so many lives lost.
2009 marks the fourth annual Tribute to the Fallen. In its inaugural year over 2,400 flags represented the troops who had paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq. Last year, the number had risen to 4,144. Placing these flags takes over 150 man-hours from volunteers across the state of Nebraska. These volunteers are veterans, students, elected officials and friends of the UNO College Democrats.
Each year, the name, rank, military branch and age of each fallen serviceman and servicewoman is read. In 2009, this will take place on Tuesday, April 14th and Thursday, April 16th from 10AM to 5PM. Wednesday, April 15th is a day of silence.
A Closing Ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 16th at 5PM. We will pay a special honor to each fallen troop from Nebraska and have words from veterans.
All are welcome to attend throughout the week.
Please visit www.tributetothefallen.com for more information and to watch our youtube video.