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The Monument pays tribute to the 227 Alabama Military Service Members who paid the ultimate sacrifice since September 11, 2001. The monument is located at Trussville’s Veterans Memorial Park - 55 Parkway Drive, Trussville, AL 35173.
In 2016 Mark Davis (US Navy) and Retired Marine Colonel Lee Busby, founded the Alabama Fallen Warrior Project to build Bronze Busts to honor Alabama Fallen Warriors. In 2018, Mark developed a design for a Monument to honor all 227 Alabama Fallen Warriors and in December 2021, Mayor Buddy Choat and the Trussville City Council unanimously approved to build the Monument at Trussville’s Veterans Memorial Park.
The monument includes 115 Concrete Columns representing those Military Service Members Killed in Action. Each column displays a 3 by 6-inch giant dog tag listing the name, rank, age, and location of death. It also includes 112 (12 by 12 inch) pavers honoring those Military Service Members who died a Non-Hostile Death. The Monument also displays numerous Bronze Busts of Alabama’s Fallen Heroes. For more information on the Alabama Fallen Warrior Project and how to participate, please see their website at http://alabamafallenwarriorsproject.org/.
Since September 11, 2001, and the War on Terror,
· 227 Alabama military service members paid the ultimate price for our freedom
· 115 were Killed in Action
· 112 died Non-Hostile Deaths
· 4 were killed in the Pentagon plane bombing
· The first Military Service Member killed after 911 was Michael Spann from Winfield Alabama
· Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard
· From 18-year-old Privates to 54-year-old Colonels
· Spans all 67 counties of Alabama
The Alabama Fallen Warrior Project worked closely with the Blue Star Salute Foundation who maintains a traveling “Faces of the Price of Freedom Display” listing information and pictures of these 227 Alabama Heroes. For a downloadable listing, please visit https://bluestarsalute.org/fallen-heroes-memorials.
It is said, when a military service member is killed
He or She dies two deaths.
One is when they die,
The second is when they are forgotten.
The mission for the Alabama Fallen Warriors Project is to ensure the second death does not happen.