The Fallen Warriors Memorial in Northwest Harris County is an everlasting tribute to the more than 600 Texans who lost their lives in the Global War on Terror.
Cheryl Whitfield, founder of the National Memorial Ladies, made it her mission to make sure no one forgets these heroes by helping to raise funds to build the monument. It helps preserve the memory of soldiers killed in action from September 11 to the present day.
The Fallen Warriors Memorial was inaugurated almost nine years ago. As our country prepares to pause to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the memorial recalls the price of our freedom.
âI hope they will remember September 11. I hope families come here as they do on Remembrance Day and teach their children about it. I hope they realize the sacrifices and just because it’s 20 years ago it’s a minute for the family, âsays Whitfield.
In addition to the site’s tributes to fallen soldiers, there is also a monument in honor of the 9/11 search and rescue dog Brittany, who lived with his handler Denise Corliss in the Cy-Fair area. Brittany, who excavated the rubble at the World Trade Center site with Corliss, died in 2016 after touching many lives as a service dog.
The Fallen Warriors Memorial is located on Cutten Road in Houston. It is open to the public from sunrise to sunset daily with no entry fee. See images of the memorial and find out more at www.fallenwarriorstexas.org.
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