The Alabama Fallen Warriors Project recently teamed up with the Spain Park High School Armed Forces Club, the city of Hoover and the Hoover Veterans Committee to remember fallen veterans.
The initiative took place Nov. 7 at the future site of the Alabama Fallen Warriors Monument, which will serve to honor the 225 Alabama men and women who have died in the War on Terror.
Volunteers helped install 225 American Flags and Service Flags in front of the marble wall at the ceremonial area at Veterans Park. In addition, the Hoover Fire Department raised a giant flag with one of its trucks.
Each of the flags represent Alabama military personnel from all branches of service, who have died since Sept. 11, 2001. This includes 118 members of the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force who were killed in combat, as well as 107 who died non-hostile deaths.
After the installation was completed, those in attendance participated in a moment of silence, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and closing with taps played by the Hoover Fire Department.