Display of Boots Honor Military Lives Lost Since 9/11

Display of Boots Honor Military Lives Lost Since 9/11


CHRIS CONTE REPORTING.r REPORTING.>>>FORT CAMPBELL WAS rt REMEMBERING THOSE WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.>>Reporter: 7300 MEN AND WOMEN ON ACTIVErt DUTY DIED SINCE 9/11, BUT THEIR LIVES HAVE NOT GONE UNNOTICED. THOUSANDS OF BOOTS ARE HERE REPRrtESENTING EACH ONE OF THEM.>>YOU HEAR NUMBERS, BUT WHEN YOU SEE THEM ON THE GROUND, IT REALLY TELLS YOU HOW MANY MEN AND WOMEN WE’VErt LOST.>>Reporter: FOR STEPHANIE, THIS ISN’T JUST A DISPLAY OF BOOTS; IT’S A CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND SACRIFICE. SHE REMEMBERS HER HUSBAND, Art FATHER OF TWO, KILLED OVERSEAS.>>HE WAS WITH THE SECONDrt 502ND, HE WAS KILLED BY AN I.E.D.>>Reporter: ONE BOOT, ONE rt LIFE, EACH ONE TAKEN WHILE REPRESENTING THE COUNTRY AFTER 9/11. JUST THIS SUMMER, THREE FORT CAMPBELL SOLDIERS WERE rt KILLED. THEIR NEIGHBORS JOINED THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO PUT THEIR BOOTS ON THE GROUND AND PAID THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.>>THIS IS A DEDICATION TO ALL THE MEN ANDrt WOMEN WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES SINCE SEPTEMBER 11th.>>Reporter: THIS EVENT TOOK MONTHS TO PREPARE. ALL THE BOOTS WERE COLLECTED FROM ACROSS THE WORLD.rt TODAY’S EVENT MARKS THE START OF MILITARY SURVIVORrt APPRECIATION WEEK.>>THE OUTREACH SERVICES HELPED PUT THE DISPLAY TOGETHER. YOU CAN VIEW IT UNTIL NEXT MONDAY.

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