The University of Alabama’s Campus Veterans Association held their first Walk of Champions Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2013. The event took place on the steps of the north end zone of Bryant-Denny Stadium, at the end of the Walk of Champions.
Col. Lamb and Thad Forester we able to speak to the few hundred people in attendance. Thad spoke of our family’s experiences once the notification of Mark’s death was given to us, taking part in the Angel Flight, working with the Patriot Guard Riders, etc. And recognized all the selfless men and women who joined the PGR and lined the streets to show support of Mark, our family, and the military.
Of course, since we were on the University of Alabama campus, Thad shared Mark’s Facebook post from Sept 4, 2010: “My anger at having to miss Alabama football for the next 2 months will be paid back 10 fold against these savages!”
As part of the ceremony, the names of all the fallen from Alabama since 9/11 were read. We started the roll call with “Air Force Senior Airman Mark Andrew Forester.”
Another story from the event is posted on Fox 6 Birmingham