Seven hundred and fifty-four California lives have been lost since the War on Terror began on September 11, 2001.
Each one perished while serving in the U.S. military, and in an emotional memorial exhibit, "Remembering Our Fallen," their ultimate sacrifice has been immortalized, with military and personal photos of each soldier.
This traveling exhibit, which has been showing throughout the state, is now on display at Las Positas College for this week only.
"We must remember these American heroes and speak their names when we see their family members," said memorial co-creator Bill Williams. "We can never forget those who sacrificed everything for our freedom."
"While this memorial is about those who have died, it was created for the living, to help the families in their grief, while reminding the rest of us of the terrible price paid for our freedom by our current generation of military," he added.
The memorial, created by the Omaha-based non-profit Patriotic Productions, is being presented for free due to contributions from Blue Star Moms of Danville and Las Positas College's Veterans First program.
The exhibit is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the college's building 1700, Room 1726. Parking costs $3.
Patriotic Productions honors military members from World War II through the present by creating photo memorials, holding events and recording veteran stories and has, in total, completed 18 state memorials and intends to complete an exhibit for every state. Visit www.RememberingOurFallen.org/