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Wisconsin Remembers: A Face For Every Name

Location: 
UW CCE Sonnentag Hall
Cost: 
Free
Contact: 
Rick Reyer
Dates: 
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 (All day)
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 (All day)
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 (All day)
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 (All day)
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 (All day)
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 (All day)
Description 

Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum are pleased to share Wisconsin Remembers: A Face for Every Name - a traveling exhibit that features a photo for each of the 1,161 Wisconsinites officially listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C*. The exhibit also includes additional photos for names that are listed on The Highground Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Neillsville, WI. Wisconsin Remembers is a tribute to lost life and lost potential.

The photos were collected by volunteers from throughout Wisconsin over the past eight years. Friends and family of those who were killed in Vietnam submitted photos, but so did students, teachers and others who simply wanted to put a face to the names listed on the Wall in Washington, D.C. The images they found will help tell the story of the men and women who are listed on the Wall as part of a new Education Center the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is building on the National Mall. Wisconsin was just the fifth state in the nation to find a photo for every resident listed on the Wall.