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Recognizing Memorial Day in Alabama

Over the past 12 years, I have had the opportunity to visit all 67 counties in Alabama on a total of 13 occasions. During my #All67 visits, I was introduced to many of the most incredible celebration programs throughout the state that are considered to be among the finest in the country.

Memorial Day is coming up on Monday, May 27thNumberwe would like to suggest here some locations and specific programs that you and your family may want to attend, especially if you don't have any activities planned.

Below are some of the programs I have personally attended over the past 10 years. I think it's worth taking a moment to reflect on the true meaning of Memorial Day and why we celebrate this important day across the nation every year. I think it's a very patriotic and emotional program.

Tuscaloosa County Parks and Recreation Department @ 9 a.m. (Tuscaloosa County)

Veterans Memorial Park in front of University Mall on McFarland Street.
2024 Speaker: Lt. Col. Stephen Kay, Green Beret

Alabama Veterans Memorial Park (Jefferson County)

3792 Rock Hill Road Birmingham, AL 358223
(205) 305-6749

Alabama Veterans Memorial Cemetery (Baldwin County)

34904 Alabama Highway 225 Spanish Fort, AL 36527 (11AM Program

Memorial Day in American Village, Shelby County

3727 Highway 119. Montevallo, Alabama 35115 (11AM Program

Memorial Day Flag Planting (Calhoun County)

Fort McClellan Post Cemetery
540 Good Lord Anniston, Alabama 36205 (9am Program

Annual Memorial Ceremony (Calhoun County)

Centennial Memorial Park
225E17Number street. Anniston, Alabama 36207
(256) 236-8221

VA Home – 10am

William F. Green, Bay Minette, Alabama (Baldwin County)

Floyd E. “Tut” Phan, Hartsell (Morgan County);

Colonel Richard Howard, Pell City (St. Clair County)

Rep. Bill Nichols, Alexander City (Tallapoosa County)

Memorial Day Celebration

Alabama Jubilee (2 days – May 25th and 26th) (Morgan County)

Point Mallard (2901 Point Mallard Drive Decatur, Alabama 35602)

John H. Merrill served as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 2010 to 2014 and as Alabama's 53rd Secretary of State from 2015 to 2023.

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