Remembering our Fallen National Tour to stop at Hartnell

Publish Date: 
Mar 12, 2018

Hartnell to host “Remembering Our Fallen” National Tour

Tribute Towers of Post-9/11 Fallen from The War on Terror

SALINAS, Calif. – The Hartnell Community College District is proud to be one of the first locations in the country to display the emotional exhibit, Remembering Our FallenApril 3-8, 2018, in Steinbeck Hall at 411 Central Avenue, Building C, Salinas, CA. Admission to the exhibit is free and open to general public. An opening ceremony will be held in the Student Center on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 6:00 PM.                                                                                

Remembering Our Fallen, reminds Americans of the ultimate sacrifice made by those who died from wounds suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan while wearing our Country’s uniform.  The memorial includes 31 Tribute Towers with military and personal photos of almost 5,000 of our nation’s Fallen since 9/11/2001.  This memorial was unveiled nationally at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on September 7, 2017.

“The majority of our students in our Veterans Program served post 9-11, which makes this even more special,” commented Veterans’ Program Services and Counselor, Gemma Uribe-Cruz. “This memorial will bring healing to our veterans and give us an opportunity to honor those who have fought for our freedom.” 

This national memorial also includes a Tribute Tower to recognize our service men and women who died from training accidents or attacks while stationed stateside or on our overseas bases.  In addition, those who return from war with the invisible wounds of PTS and succumb to suicide are included on a Tribute Tower to recognize the tragedy of PTS.

“This memorial is created to travel, stopping in cities and communities all across the nation so more people will have the opportunity to honor and remember our Fallen from one of the longest wars in our nation’s history,” said Bill Williams, Vice President and co-founder of Patriotic Productions, the non-profit responsible for this memorial. “We are thankful to Hartnell College for being one of the first to host this beautiful and somber memorial.” 

For more information, contact Gemma Uribe at or call 831-759-6058.  A Directory of the Fallen, along with the tour schedule and additional information, are available

Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920

The Hartnell CCD serves over 17,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides associate degree and certificate programs, workforce-training, courses in basic skills, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world-class education for STEM, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities/social sciences, nursing/healthcare, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the 2015 Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science bachelor’s degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit