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Pottsboro pauses to honor fallen heroes

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Four of the Texas service members killed in combat who are honored at the Remembering Our Fallen exhibit. (KTEN) Four of the Texas service members killed in combat who are honored at the Remembering Our Fallen exhibit. (KTEN)
A personal note on the Remembering Our Fallen from Texas wall. (KTEN) A personal note on the Remembering Our Fallen from Texas wall. (KTEN)
More than 600 Texas soldiers killed in combat are honored at the Remembering Our Fallen traveling exhibit. (KTEN) More than 600 Texas soldiers killed in combat are honored at the Remembering Our Fallen traveling exhibit. (KTEN)

POTTSBORO, Texas -- A memorial for fallen soldiers made a stop in Pottsboro this weekend, showing Texoma's appreciation for those who served our country with honor.

"It's very hard to see it and see what the sacrifice that these families have given and the kids," said Bobby Withrow, caretaker of the traveling 200-foot wall covered in pictures of those who served and lost their lives.

He said the Remembering Our Fallen From Texas exhibit gives those who walk through a chance to honor and remember.

"Not only these on the wall, but families," Withrow said.

The exhibit started with the creators from Patriotic Productions and a family in Nebraska. They contacted all of the families on the wall and were able to get the soldiers' personal pictures.

Withrow said taking the time to remember those who have lost their lives is extremely important.

"It's not only the ones on the wall; it's the ones that weren't killed in combat," he said. "All of these were killed in combat. So, we memorialize them -- which is great, I love it -- but we also got to remember the ones that weren't killed in combat."

This wall is specific to fallen soldiers from Texas, and for Withrow, this wall is a great step. He wants our fallen and their families to be remembered.

"There's 618 Texans on here. This year we've lost three Texans, two of them recently," he said. "Anything and any time you can do something to honor our fallen and their families, please do so."

The Remembering Our Fallen From Texas exhibit will be on view at the State Fair of Texas at The Women's Museum starting Monday and running through October 19.

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