Omaha School District Rejects Soldier Tribute

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Millard Public Schools district in Omaha has refused to display a traveling tribute to Nebraska's fallen soldiers at its schools, citing security and logistical concerns.

Bill Williams and his wife, Evonne, launched the "Remembering Our Fallen" tribute in January 2011. It honors the servicemen and women with Nebraska ties who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The tribute has made weeklong visits to courthouses, libraries, hospitals and at least 10 schools. It's at Syracuse High School in southeast Nebraska this week.

But when the Williamses offered the tribute to the Millard district's three high schools, the principals said no.

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