Patriotic Productions is dedicated to honoring our military, including those who have died, while serving the United States of America. “Remembering Our Fallen” is a tribute to all of those who have died as a result of wounds suffered in a war zone, while in uniform, since 9-11-2001.
About Patriotic Productions
Patriotic Productions was formed by Bill & Evonne Williams of Omaha, who have a desire to honor the United States military and share that opportunity with others who wish to do the same. Whether recording personal histories, planning events or creating an exhibit, the intent is to always honor and remember.
Bill & Evonne do not come from military families, nor are they veterans themselves. Sometimes, it is easier for those "outside" of the military to show honor and respect. And their four sons have certainly changed the family's legacy, as well as opened their eyes to life on the "inside" of the military:
- Ben served two tours in Iraq as an Army Reservist Sergeant and is now an Army CPT in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, stationed at Fort Riley.
- Tom is a 1stLt in the Marine Corps with a recent tour in Afghanistan; now stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA, as an Infantry Platoon Commander.
- Sam is a 1LT in the Army serving in Okinawa, Japan in the Air Defense Artillery Field.
- Max is a former Sergeant in the USMC, and is now an Air Traffic Controller with the Department of Defense at Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan.
Having sons who served in war zones helped the Williamses appreciate the sacrifices made by our military and their loved ones. In November, 2010, with the backing of the Omaha World-Herald newspaper, and financial support of several sponsors, including Bellevue University, Bill & Evonne created an exhibit called “Remembering Our Fallen.” This exhibit included photos of the Fallen who died in The War on Terror since September 11, 2001, and called Nebraska home. Over 325 family members attended the opening event, some driving as long as seven hours one way. Another 750 people attended the exhibit’s public opening and ceremony, and the exhibit has been traveling weekly throughout Nebraska for almost three years.
Soon after the unveiling of this first display, Bellevue University asked the Williamses if they would be interested in doing this in other states. After realizing the impact this first photo display made upon not only the families of The Fallen, but also the general public, the Williamses agreed this project should be completed in other states to remind people of the cost of freedom while hopefully, helping to lessen the grief of the families.
"Man does not die until he is forgotten."