The Alabama Fallen Warrior Monument recognizes the 227 Alabama military service members that paid the ultimate sacrifice during the Global War on Terror. There were 115 killed in action and 112 died in a non-hostile death. There has been a service member killed from every county in Alabama and the ages range from 18-54 years old. It is said that when a military service member dies, the member dies two deaths. The first is when they take their last breath and the second is when they are forgotten. The mission of the Alabama Fallen Warrior Monument is to ensure the second death does not occur and to ensure that these fallen service members are not forgotten.