New exhibit at National Infantry Museum

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Our nation's fallen war heroes are being honored through a work of art.

The lost heroes art quilt is currently on display at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center in Columbus.

It took artist Julie Feingold two years to finish it and  includes photos of 82 heroes, 50 in the center representing each U.S. State, and 32 around the border.

Right now this quilt is being transported from state to state on a national exhibit tour.

Nancy Hecker is involved in this tour and also wrote a book about this national treasure. She tells News Leader Nine, "I became passionately involved with the project when I saw that it was a well anything that honors our fallen heroes is important to the Gold Star families because we don't ever want them to be forgotten. I saw it as an opportunity to educate the public about the character and dedication of all the men and women who serve in the military"

Four of the fallen heroes have roots in Alabama.

The quilt is on display at the National Infantry Museum for two weeks.

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