Remembering Our Fallen Opening Ceremony
The Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau is honored to announce the opening of the new exhibit, Remembering Our Fallen, as a part of the Museum on Main. The exhibit serves as a tribute to the military and to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The public is invited to view this exhibit from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Convention & Visitors Bureau until it moves to its next location on October 24th.
On Monday, October 13th, citizens of Statesboro, active military personnel, and friends and family of fallen soldiers were invited to the opening ceremony of the new exhibit. Major Jason Lewis, Executive Officer of the 48th Brigade Special Troupes headquartered in Statesboro, commented on how imperative it is that we all remember those who have fallen in duty, and that we thank God for the lives they lived. Included in the ceremony was a special tribute to Sgt. Brock Henry Chavers, Sr. from Bulloch County, who was killed in active duty in 2009. Family members of Sgt. Chavers received special recognition at the ceremony in his honor as well as a plaque commemorating his incredible sacrifice.
“We are honored to host the Remembering Our Fallen exhibit here at our facility,” said Barry Turner, Vice President of the Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau. “This powerful display is especially important to us because it includes one of our own, Sgt. Brock Chavers.”
Georgia is one of 11 states that has completed an exhibit unique to the state and begun traveling it to different locations. Dan Williams, the Georgia Representative for Remembering Our Fallen, was present at the ceremony Monday.
“I’m very thankful to the Exchange Club, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Christian Motorcycle Group, and all of our other sponsors for supporting this so readily and enthusiastically,” commented Williams. “I’ve never had such a quick response to this exhibit before, and the tremendous support from everyone involved has meant so much to me.”
All of the sponsors for this exhibit are The Exchange Club of Statesboro, Queensborough Bank, the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Statesboro Herald, Northland Cable, and Bruce S. Bradford, a retired Army Sergeant First Class.
Lisa Glisson of the Exchange Club also commented on this special memorial. “The Exchange Club of Statesboro is so pleased to bring the Remembering Our Fallen exhibit to Statesboro along with our other local sponsors. We encourage everyone to visit the memorial during regular Convention & Visitors Bureau hours until noon on October 24th.”
For more information regarding this exhibit, please call the CVB at (912) 489-1869 or visit rememberingourfallen.org.