WNC’s acclaimed touring exhibition on the costs of war was recently noted in an unlikely venue: the christening ceremony for the USNS Carson City EPF-7, a Spearhead Class Joint High Speed Vessel, in Mobile, Ala., on Jan. 16.
Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell traveled to Mobile for the christening and spoke at the event.
“By way of example, students and faculty of our own Western Nevada College are the creators of “Always Lost: A Meditation on War,” an exhibit that displays the faces of every service member killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001,” he said.
â€œThis exhibit has now been displayed in 50 communities around the nation and is a poignant reminder of the human cost of war and the immense sacrifice of those individuals who lives were cut short in the defense of the freedoms we enjoy in America.â€
Crowell also acknowledged WNC President Chester Burton, who is a retired Navy Commander.
“Always Lost: A Meditation on War” began as a WNC creative writing class project and has been traveling to colleges, universities, and veterans organizations across the county since 2010. The exhibition is currently on display at the Ann Arbor District Library in Michigan. A second copy of the exhibition, on a statewide tour, has been sponsored by the Nevada Department of Veterans Services. It will be displayed at the Boulder City Library from February 1-March 11, 2016.
The Always Lost traveling exhibition will conclude in June 2016.