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A woman grieves at a grave in Section 60, an area where members of the U.S. military who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, during Veterans Day observances at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Nov. 11. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

A woman grieves at a grave in Section 60, an area where members of the U.S. military who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried, during Veterans Day observances at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Nov. 11. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

Two years ago, on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, local observances were a bit more widespread than they seem to be this year. That’s not to say people aren’t observing. I have run across listings of community service efforts near this year’s anniversary of 9/11, just not as many opportunities to concretely remember those who gave their lives in the attacks and in military effort that followed.

Corpus Christi Parish in Ahwatukee (map) is breaking that mold. It is the first of three Arizona stops for the “Remembering Our Fallen” photo exhibit. It honors military who have died from wounds suffered in a war zone, since September 11, 2001. The parish offered to host it, in part, in memory of Pfc. Mykel Miller who lost his life in a war-zone in Afghanistan. His family are parishioners.

As a preview, or as a substitute if you can’t make it in person, here is a glimpse at some of the other Arizonans who didn’t make it back from war.

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The exhibit runs Sept. 7-15 in the parish center with an opening ceremony scheduled for 4 p.m. Sept. 7. Remaining exhibit hours are:

  • Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Sat: 4-6 p.m.
  • Sun: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Read testimonials from visitors when the exhibit toured other states. The tour information page has other tour dates and locations, as well as contact information for becoming a host.

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