This week, Wreaths Across America will be placing wreaths at more than 1,500 cemeteries across the country. On Monday, a wreath was placed at Alabama’s state capitol to symbolize those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
This year, seven names were added to Alabama’s Fallen Heroes Memorial as the state and nation celebrated Wreaths Across America.
As Alabama remembered its fallen heroes, Governor Kay Ivey said, “We are joining folks all across the country coming together to honor the great sacrifices of our men and women in service.”
One mom is remembering the ultimate sacrifice her son gave at just 21 years old. For Carla Colvin, July 22nd will be much more than just a date on the calendar.
Her son Julian Colvin is being forever remembered as one of Alabama’s fallen heroes.
Carla Colvin says, “A number of people were at me house on that Monday, when they arrived to give us the official information about the departure of my son, who was killed by an IED in Afghanistan.”
She remembers, “He was truly selfless, he enjoyed seeing others happy. I will always be a proud mom. He always made me proud.”
Alabama National Guard’s Adjutant General Sheryl Gordon says these brave men and women will never be forgotten. “Without them we would not be the free country we are today.”