With the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks on America, it has never been more important to remember those that have lost their lives for our freedom.

We also just heard that August 2011 was the deadliest month ever for servicemembers in Afghanistan.  That toll that includes the deaths of 30 troops in an August 6th helicopter crash. The previous high was 65 troops killed in July 2010.

We have lost many brave men and women since the war started, and some of them our local sons and daughters, sisters and brothers, moms and dads, friends and neighbors.

Starting today, there is a great opportunity to remember a friend or loved one by submitting a brief memoir of a fallen soldier to be included in a special book to be published by Bellevue University titled, “We Will Never Forget: Personal accounts honoring our fallen soldiers.”

It’s a great way to remember those lives that have been lost, and help in the healing process we're still going through as a country.

Submissions can be made online HERE.

Submissions will be compiled Sept. 1, 2011 through Jan. 15, 2012.  Bellevue University will release the final book on Memorial Day of 2012. Proceeds from the book will be donated to the National Military Family Association to fund military spouse scholarships.