New memorial wall for military personnel to celebrate the lives of the fallen…

by | Apr 4, 2013

Proposed American Fallen Warrior Memorial in Kansas City, Kansas

American Fallen Warrior Foundation

The Memorial Project  Quote from this site…

“The American Fallen Warrior Memorial will be built in Kansas City, Kansas. Norman Schwartz of Plantation, Florida is the Memorial designer. The concept behind his design is very symbolic. The main concept of the memorial is based on the gold service star which represents the Fallen Warrior (History: Families display a service flag which is: red border with a field having a blue star in the center for each member of a family on active duty). This blue star changes to gold (with a blue edge) which represents a family member that died during service, without specifying cause of death.”


While living in Depoe Bay, Oregon this past 8 years, I have noticed how the “fallen” from past wars can easily be forgotten even though we try very hard to memorialize our warriors who gave the ultimate sacrifice.  As an example, on two occasions I have taken names from veterans memorial sites in two locations and researched the history of each to discover the profound dedication of service to country and heroism while in combat protecting our freedoms.  I now have a personal connection to Ralph W. Elden, US Navy  WWII and Ronald Allen Slane, US Army Vietnam 1968.   Both of these men along with so many countless warriors have been killed in action in past wars.  We are forever indebted to their service and should never forget.  Please click on the names and get to know Ralph and Ronald.  Their stories are moving, inspiring, and healing for all to read and remember America’s sacrifices during all wars and in life after war…

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Steve Sparks
Reconciliation:  A Son’s Story

About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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