Posted: Jun 28, 2012 8:03 PM by Keele Smith - KPAX News
Updated: Jun 29, 2012 10:18 AM
MISSOULA - Grateful Nation Montana added two names to the Fallen Soldier Memorial on the University of Montana campus today.
The Fallen Soldier Memorial, a tribute to every soldier from Montana who lost their life in Iraq or Afghanistan, was dedicated in Nov. 2011.
The names of Sergeant James Riekena from Missoula and Corporal Antonio "Tony" Burnside from Great Falls are the first to be added to the 40 Montana soldiers already listed on the memorial.
Grateful Nation Montana co-founder David A. Bell said it's a time for people who didn't know the soliders personally to see their names.
"They are all our Montana boys, and to just reflect on what they've done for us," he said.
Bell said Grateful Nation Montana is happy to add the soldiers' names before Independence Day.