The EOD Memorial
Recent Fallen Warriors
- US Army
- US Marine Corps
- US Navy
- US Air Force
Memorial Visiting Hours:
The Memorial is located on Eglin Air Force Base in FL which is secured and staffed like any other military base across the world. The gate hours are 0455 – 1800 Monday through Friday and 1200 – 1400 on holidays and weekends. The installation gate is closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving. If you are planning a special trip to the area and would like to visit outside of these hours, please e-mail: email@example.com and we will do everything we can to accommodate you to ensure you can visit the EOD Memorial Wall.
2013 Memorial Weekend Visiting Hours:
In an effort to make the EOD Memorial more accessible during the 2013 EOD Memorial weekend, NAVSCOLEOD will unlock the west gate on Range Road for extended hours on May 4th and 5th. The gate will be opened from 0430 through 1800 on Saturday, May 4; and from 0600 through 1800 on Sunday, May 5.
Looking for the name of a recently Fallen Hero?
Names are added to this website once the Fallen Hero’s military command submits a nomination packet to the EOD Memorial Foundation and that packet receives the Board of Directors’ approval. We are sorry for the delay that sometimes occurs in adding a Fallen Hero’s name to this on-line Memorial. Please know that we are working with the military commands to ensure that this process happens as quickly as possible.
Man in the Arena
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Speech at the Sorbonne Paris, France