Memorial Day Remembrance 2017
Memorial Day Remembrance, 2017:
Sunday May 28, 2017 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Alabama Veterans Memorial Park
Honoring Those Who Have Served Our Country
On Sunday, May 28, 2016, the Alabama Veterans Memorial Foundation in partnership with the Vulcan District Boy Scouts honored veterans at 1:00 PM in the annual Remembrance Ceremony. The Vulcan District Boy Scouts honored our veterans who have been added to the “Honor List of Alabama’s Deceased” since May 2016.
The Foundation dedicated StepStones to over forty veterans, living and deceased and from many American states. The StepStone Dedication Ceremony began at 2:00 PM. Click here for a list of the May 28, 2017, StepStone Honorees.
Tributes included the Blue Star Salute Foundation’s Memorial Exhibit, “Faces of the Price of Freedom” which shows the faces of Alabama’s fallen heroes since September 11, 2001; the Memorial Trail and the Memorial Plaza and the Hall of Honor.
SFC (Ret) Stephanie Whatley-Farmer sang the National Anthem, Bugles Across America played Echo Taps, and family and friends dedicated StepStones to special Honorees.
Admiral Clyde Marsh, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs, was the Special Guest Speaker. Senator Luther Strange also addressed the crowd.
Scenes from May 28, 2017
Video of Stepstone Dedications courtesy of WIAT CBS 42:
Starting the Day
Martha Killian, Ginger Branson and Fred Bisch reviewing the program and Howard Strickler in back.
Senator Luther Strange and his aide being greeted by Park founder Della Fancher.
The Bob Moore Band.
Senator Strange meeting with Vulcan District Boy Scout leaders.
Shanda Williams and Angela Hunter on hand from the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs.
Guest Speaker Admiral Clyde Marsh, is greeted by Park/Foundation President Tom Martin and Founder Della Fancher.
Vulcan District Boy Scouts posting the Colors!
SFC (Ret) Stephanie Whatley-Farmer singing the National Anthem.
Guests rendering allegiance during the singing of the National Anthem.
Family and guests.
Saluting our StepStone Honorees!
Guests receiving water from the Boy Scouts.
Board member Dr. Robert Sciacca dedicating StepStones.
Playing Taps to honor our Fallen!
A family here to pay tribute and honor their loved one!
Saving a memory of a loved one’s StepStone!
Capturing a memory of an honored loved one’s StepStone!
Flowers say it all!
Capturing a memory in a photo.
Special Guest Speaker Admiral Clyde Marsh lending words of gratitude and encouragement!
The Honorable Senator Luther Strange addressing the crowd.
Concluding another Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony!