This walkway is dedicated to the Soldiers and attached units of 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart/ Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia who served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Over the years on this field, Fort Stewart has honored dignitaries and held special events. For decades, many brave Soldiers have marched here prior to going to battle and this is where they are welcomed when they return home from battle. It is this field where warriors walk. And it is here on this walkway that we remember our courageous Soldiers who demonstrated exceptional valor, honor and respect for their Army, their country and their belief in their cause during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
The Eastern Redbud trees along the walkway are a symbol of life and will be a living tribute to the brave Soldiers who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
God Bless Them and God Bless the United States of America.
The name Warriors Walk was chosen as the most fitting name based on the fact that the Units and Soldiers use Cottrell Field that is adjacent for all their Ceremonies and this is where all the Soldiers are Welcomed Home at the end of a deployment so this is where Warriors Walk, it is also fitting based on the design of the walkway itself.
The Eastern Redbud Tree was selected to represent the life of each fallen hero as these trees bloom each April in Georgia, approximately the same time as the first casualties were reported from the Division’s theater of operations.
The first ceremony was conducted 29 April 2003, and there has been a ceremony conducted monthly as required.
As of December 2013, there are 468 heroic Soldiers honored at Warriors Walk, ranging in rank from Private to Colonel.
When the trees reach full maturity they will eventually make a canopy of branches over the sidewalks.