The 9/11 Fallen Heroes Memorial was first conceived in 2007 and dedicated some 8 years later on September 11, 2015 to honor those who gave their all while serving our country after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States.
The monument, located at the Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL, was truly a community effort, as countless donors contributed their time, talents, and financial resources to erect this incredible remembrance of the 146 brave men and women from the State of Alabama who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
View Nathan Cox’s dedication speech below.
Download the text of Nathan Cox’s speech here.
Read more about the planning and groundbreaking on AL.com’s website here.
Read more about the dedication on News 5’s website here.
Your 68 makes you tick.
Your 68 drives you to do the things you do.
In short, your 68 makes you strive to be better.
Your 68 is derived from the jersey number worn by hockey legend Jaromir Jagr during his illustrious career.
Jagr’s grandfather was killed in 1968 during the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia, so he wore the number 68 to honor his grandfather and his entire country every time he took the ice. Jagr was great because he didn’t play for money or medals – he played for his family and his country.
We take great pride in challenging not only one another, but also everyone we work with to seek out, identify and pursue their own 68.