Alabama Veterans Memorial Foundation
The Alabama Veterans Memorial Park
The Memorial Day step stone dedication ceremony and tribute to veterans will be held on Sunday, May 21 to commemorate Memorial Day 2023. The deadline for ordering step stones is April 17, 2023.
Alabama Veterans Memorial Foundation StepStone Order Form
StepStone for Honored Veterans
The Alabama Veterans Memorial Foundation believes that every veteran deserves a tangible way of being publicly recognized for his or her service. Encircling the flag pole are very special 4 inch by 8 inch brick pavers, called StepStones. Anyone can honor a veteran by purchasing a StepStone for a $100 donation.
These StepStones have been engraved with a veteran’s name, rank, and branch of service. The honored veteran can be from any service time, any state and any branch; they may be deceased or living; or, currently serving. Also, a military unit or a military-affiliated organization may be honored with a StepStone.
Dedication Ceremonies are held the Sunday preceding Memorial Day weekend and the Sunday before Veterans Day at the Alabama Veterans Memorial Park (I-459 and Liberty Parkway Exit 23 in Birmingham). Purchasers or another designated person may speak briefly about their honored veteran; they may write a paragraph for a Park representative to read; or, they may prefer to have only the veteran’s name, rank and branch spoken for the dedication. Purchasers will be contacted the month before the event with information about the ceremony.
The Alabama Veterans Memorial Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit educational organization, was incorporated in 1988 for the purpose of creating and maintaining the 22-acre Alabama Veterans Memorial Park located off I-459 and the Liberty Parkway Exit 23 in Birmingham. The Park was dedicated in 2001 and remains open during daylight hours each day. No admission charge.