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Viewing set for "fallen soldier" display

A very emotional exhibit, "Remembering Our Fallen" from North Dakota, is a sad reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by 19 North Dakotans killed in The War on Terror while wearing the country's uniform in Afghanistan or Iraq. A viewing of the display is open to the public during business hours in the lobby of the branch office of First International Bank & Trust, 3001 25th St. S., Fargo, from now until Dec. 7, before the display is moved to their Minot branch and then to Watford City.

"The warriors of the 21st Century, professionals, who volunteered to join the United States Armed Forces, grew up in the shadow of September 11, 2001, a defining moment for most of them. They come from all walks of life and every corner of our country, daring to go where so many never would. They retain the face of freedom and build upon the legacies of those who went before them in a cause greater than themselves."

"We can never forget those who sacrificed everything for our freedom. We must remember these American Heroes and speak their names when we see their family members," said Colonel James Biernesser, USAF (Ret.)."This exhibit is created so it can travel easily throughout North Dakota, so that more people will have the opportunity to honor and remember North Dakota's Fallen."

The North Dakota Department of The American Legion will be responsible for moving the exhibit from community to community.

The exhibit is open to the public. If you would like to host the display, contact Dave Johnson, Adjutant, North Dakota Department of The American Legion at 701-293-3120 or For more information regarding currently scheduled viewing site, visit: