Remembering Our Fallen
American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation
Bringing Remembering Our Fallen Exhibit to Cabela’s in Kansas City, Kansas on May 11 + 12
Kansas City, Kansas (May 10, 2018) – The American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation (www.afwmf.org) is pleased to announce that it will be bringing the Remembering Our Fallen traveling exhibit and military tribute to Cabela’s at the
Legends Outlet on race weekend – Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12.
Remembering Our Fallen is a photographic war memorial honoring almost 5,000 of our country’s military Fallen from all aspects of the War on Terror (9/11/2001 to present). It travels to select communities and includes both military and personal photos. Its legacy will be that these men and women will be remembered and their names will be spoken. A Gold Star family’s greatest fear is that their Fallen will be forgotten.
“We’re bringing this FREE exhibit to KCK to serve as a mobile example of what the AFWMF would like to do with its Memorial and Museum,” said Mike Prevou, AFWMF Director of Operations. “We want race fans and Kansas Citians to stop by Cabela’s to walk around and view this powerful and somber display. As our mission gains momentum and community support, this will be our public launch to tell our story and stand alongside our Gold Star families, veterans, and military community.”
AFWMF + ROF Timeline for May 11-12:
Friday, May 11
- 11:30 AM – 12 Noon: Meet and greet with guests and media at Home2 Suites by Hilton Leavenworth Downtown (250 Delaware Street)
- 12 Noon – 12:30 PM: Welcome ceremony at Suites (Scheduled speakers: Colonel Brad Hilton, State Representative Jeff Pittman, AFWMF Representative Chris Croft, Gold Star family member Noala Fritz
- 12:30 – 1:30 PM: Movement to Cabela’s at the Legends. The exhibit will be escorted by a combination of Patriot Guard Riders, A Ride For The Wounded, Buffalo Soldiers Troopers and Motorcycle Club, and local police
- Travel Route Directions: Depart Home2 Suites on Shawnee Street. Take Shawnee to N. Broadway Street, turn left onto Delaware Street. Turn right onto 4th Street (also known as Highway 73). Take Highway 73 through Lansing to Parallel Parkway. Turn left on Parallel. Turn right onto Village West Parkway. Turn left into Cabela’s, stop at covered front.
- 1:30 – 3:45 PM: Set up at Cabela’s adjacent to the front entrance
- 4:00 – 8:00 PM: Exhibit open to the public
- 4:30 – 5:00 PM: Opening Ceremony at Cabela’s (Scheduled speakers: Colonel Brad Hilton, AFWMF Rep Mike Prevou, the emcee will be on KMBC Channel 9 News Reporter Rob Hughes)
7:30 PM: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race begins at Kansas Speedway
Saturday, May 12
- 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM: Exhibit open to the public
- 4:30 – 5:00 PM: Closing Ceremony at Cabela’s. Army Colonel Nick Crosby is scheduled to speak along with Gold Star family member Andy Yohnka.
- 7:30 PM: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 400 race begins at Kansas Speedway
The AFWMF’s vision is to build the American Fallen Warrior Memorial and Museum in Kansas City by 2024 to commemorate America’s Fallen Warriors during the War on Terror – starting with the 1983 Beirut barracks bombings to the present. The Memorial and Museum will honor and celebrate those who paid the ultimate price to defend our freedom and liberties, educate the public about the sacrifices made to protect America during these troubling times, and serve as a venerable meeting place for veterans to work, learn, and heal.
About American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation:
The AFWMF was founded in 2011 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the vision of building the privately funded American Fallen Warrior Memorial and Museum in Kansas City. This mission will be accomplished with the help of Americans from all walks of life joining forces to make sure the Memorial and Museum are organized, funded, and built so that this country’s Fallen Warriors from the War on Terror have a suitable and sacred place of remembrance and honor.
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