Savannah Mall to Unveil 50-Foot Traveling Exhibit Commemorating Fallen Soldiers on Nov. 23
“Remembering Our Fallen,” which honors Georgians who have died in war zones since 9/11, on display in Center Court Through January
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall will unveil “Remembering Our Fallen,” a 50-foot exhibit commemorating fallen soldiers, on Nov. 23 at noon in the Center Court. The traveling exhibit, which pays tribute to U.S. troops from Georgia who have died as a result of wounds suffered in war zones since 9/11, will be on display in the Center court through January 5, 2014.
“We are deeply honored to present ‘Remembering Our Fallen’ to our community,” said Savannah Mall General Manager Phil McConnell. “During this time of year when families and friends come together to celebrate the holidays, the Savannah Mall would like to take a moment to pause and honor our fellow Georgians who have given their lives protecting our country. We hope the community will visit the exhibit and take part in this very special and moving tribute.”
“Remembering Our Fallen” was the brainchild of Bill and Evonne Williams, residents of Omaha, Neb., whose four sons have served in the U.S. military. Through their organization Patriotic Productions and with educational sponsorship from Bellevue University, the Williams have created 11 Remembering Our Fallen exhibits for states including Georgia, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, Arizona, North Dakota, Kansas, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Texas.
Each exhibit includes formal military photos, along with favorite personal photos of the fallen soldiers, which have been provided by family members. The exhibits are individually crafted for each state and travel from venue to venue within that state. The Williams plan to eventually create exhibits for all 50 states.
“Our mission is that these men and women not be forgotten. Having it at the Savannah Mall will give so many people the opportunity to pay their respects to these men and women who served their country and made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Bill Williams.
About the Savannah Mall The Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn Street, features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall, which opened in 1990, is also home to national retailers including Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Claire’s, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Finish Line, Kay Jewelers, Marks & Morgan Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21 and Cato. The Savannah Mall also boasts a growing number of locally owned businesses, among them Savannah Piano, LiveOak Orchids, Fitness Emporium, Aqua Swim Store, Relentless Records and Vapors Smoke Shop. Virginia College, located on the lower level of the Savannah Mall, offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more.
The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features a diverse selection of eateries, including Chick-fil-a, Savannah Gyro, Sbarro Italian Eatery, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery, Dear Cupcakes, the Nutty Bavarian and Pete’s Italian Ice. The Savannah Mall has a number of attractions for children, among them a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level.
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