Kudos to Western Nevada College Professor Marilee Swirczek who earned the DAR Medal of Honor for her work on the unique and moving exhibit “Always Lost – A Meditation on War.” The exhibit honors soldiers from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and includes photographs, literary writings and the “Wall of the Dead” which displays photographs of the faces of men and women who have given their lives during the conflicts. The exhibit is a collaboration and comes in part from work done by students in Swirczek’s creative writing classes at WNC.
The Daughters of the American Revolution, John C. Fremont Chapter chose Swirczek for the medal, which is given to individuals who demonstrate extraordinary qualities of leadership, trustworthiness, service and patriotism. The exhibit has captured the attention of people across the country. You can see it next at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village in September. Future plans have it making a trip to Washington, D.C. in the future.