Kevin Knight II hoped he didn’t recognize any of the soldiers’ faces. As he walked through the “Remembering Our Fallen” photo exhibit, Knight thought about the nearly 600 soldiers from Texas who died while serving.
“It was kind of sad seeing these people who put their lives on the line for us and how brave they were to go through what they went through,” said Knight, who noticed the indoor exhibit Thursday afternoon while walking along W.S. Young Drive.
The exhibit, which is on display in the lobby of the Killeen Civic and Conference Center until Thursday, is a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice thousands of U.S. soldiers made when they were killed in combat during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, said Bill Williams, the exhibit’s founder.
While it travels through Texas, Williams said he has nine other exhibits that travel through different states, featuring fallen soldiers.
“Our goal is to create one for every state and then have them all travel the country on a national tour,” he said. “Our mission is for these men and women to not be forgotten.”
Although Knight said most people won’t know all the faces on display, they should come out and get to know them by looking at their photos and reading their mini-biographies.
“Their sacrifice and what they did should never be forgotten,” Knight said. “They should always be remembered. It’s a good thing that this (photo exhibit) is here. ”