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Recognizing Memorial Day in Alabama

For the past 12 years and for 13 times overall, I have had the privilege to visit each one of our 67 counties in the State of Alabama. While visiting #All67, I have been introduced to many programs throughout our state that are often regarded as some of the finest celebratory programs that are conducted anywhere in our nation. 

As Memorial Day approaches on Monday, May 27th, I thought I would take a moment to suggest certain locations and particular programs that you and your family may want to attend if you do not have specific activities that you have scheduled. 

The following programs are some that I have personally attended over the last 10 years that I believe you will find to be both patriotic and emotionally riveting as you consider the true meaning of Memorial Day and why we should take a few moments of personal reflection as to the reason we celebrate this important day across our nation on an annual basis. 

Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority @ 9AM (Tuscaloosa County)

Veterans Memorial Park, in front of University Mall on McFarland Blvd.
2024 Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Kaye, a Green Beret

Alabama Veterans Memorial Park (Jefferson County)

3792 Rockhill Rd. Birmingham, AL 358223
(205) 305-6749

Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery (Baldwin County)

34904 Alabama Hwy 225 Spanish Fort, AL 36527 (11AM program)

Memorial Day at American Village (Shelby County)

3727 Highway 119. Montevallo, AL 35115 (11AM program)

Memorial Day Flag Placement (Calhoun County)

Fort McClellan Post Cemetery
540 Goode Road Anniston, AL 36205 (9:00AM program)

Annual Memorial Day Ceremony (Calhoun County)

Centennial Memorial Park
225 E 17th Street. Anniston, AL 36207
(256) 236-8221

VA Homes – 10AM

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

Floyd E. “Tut” Fann, Hartselle (Morgan County)

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

Congressman Bill Nichols, Alexander City (Tallapoosa County)

Memorial Day Celebration

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

Point Mallard (2901 Point Mallard Dr. Decatur, AL 35602)

John H. Merrill served in the Alabama House of Representatives from 2010-2014 and as Alabama’s 53rd Secretary of State from 2015-2023.

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