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Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial Wall Arrives in the Twin Cities

BLOOMINGTON - A display, dedicated to fallen Illinois heroes, is empowering the community to honor their memory.
BLOOMINGTON - A display, dedicated to fallen Illinois heroes, is empowering the community to honor their memory.

The traveling memorial wall made a stop at COUNTRY Financial Monday.

It features the names, portraits, hometown, and rank of more than 250 men and women who gave their lives for freedom.

Eighty-four year old veteran and long time COUNTRY Financial employee Gerald Carter spoke about the importance of honoring those who serve.

He says it still amazes him so many young people are willing to volunteer their time and energy to create peace throughout the world.

"You need to respect that flag, and any place I go today I tell you, the American flag means a lot.  Especially to a veteran, so we must respect the American flag,” said Carter.

"The most important thing during Veterans Day is obviously to remember veterans but also the families of those who serve or have served,” added COUNTRY Financial CEO Kurt Bock.

Carter recently returned from an Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C . which allows veterans to tour war memorials.

He says this holiday is great reminder to all people, freedom isn't free.

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