Millard Schools Won't Display Soldier Tribute

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The Millard Public Schools district won't allow its schools to display a traveling tribute to Nebraska's fallen soldiers.

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

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

District spokeswoman Rebecca Kleeman said that logistics were a problem and she said the district is concerned about setting a precedent.

Kleeman says the district's lawyers say that if the "Remembering Our Fallen" tribute is displayed, any group with an opposing viewpoint could demand similar space for a similar duration.

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