"Remembering Our Fallen" Photo Exhibit pays Tribute to North DakotansFargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Fargo is home, for now, to a new photo exhibit that is bringing back emotions for the families of fallen soldiers. "Remembering Our Fallen," pays tribute to the 19 North Dakotans who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Fargo is home, for now, to a new photo exhibit that is bringing back emotions for the families of fallen soldiers. "Remembering Our Fallen," pays tribute to the 19 North Dakotans who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Jon Beyer honoring his younger brother Paul today. He was the 101st airborne in the Army's Black Sheep Division.
Jon Beyer/Fargo: "He was a lot of fun, he always had a good attitude about stuff."
Jamestown native Paul Beyer was killed 6 years ago at the age of 21, in Baghdad from an IED. Older brother Jon is still dealing with his loss..
Jon: "Hard to really put a finger on what your feel when you think about it, it's, there is always sadness there."
But seeing his memory live on, he couldn't be happier.
Jon: "It will be nice that this is going to be out in the open and people are going to see it quite a bit, so it will keep the message out there that, a lot of people have died for our country."
On an emotional day like this, Beyer wasn't alone, again grieving alongside his mom and dad, brother and nephews. Nephew Lestat Beyer was excited to come see a picture of his late uncle...and being only 8 years old he had some curiosity.
Lestat Beyer: "I wonder what kind of gun he was carrying in that picture, why was he in a hole, I wonder why he had a light on his head?"
People in Fargo aren't going to be the only ones who get to view this exhibit, it was created to make sure everyone in the state of North Dakota gets a chance to remember our fallen.
Bill Williams/Creator of event: "We thought well lets not put this in a museum some where, hoping a few people now and then would come by to see it, we wanted it to travel."
Bill and Evonne Williams first started this photo exhibit in Nebraska. They've now made more for other states, and hope to have one in every state, so all fallen soldiers will be remembered.
Jon: "The real important part is keeping it in the forefront in peoples minds."
As this exhibit travels from city to city..it will allow the families of the fallen know their loved one will never be forgotten.
To look where this exhibit will be shown next log onto rememberingourfallen.org