Alabama Veterans Memorial Foundation
The Alabama Veterans Memorial Park
The Veterans Day step stone dedication ceremony and tribute to veterans will be held on Sunday, November 5 to commemorate Veterans Day 2023. The deadline for ordering step stones is October 2, 2023.
100 Overton Access Rd (I-459 Exit 23)
Birmingham, AL 35243
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Alabama Veterans Memorial Park
Honoring the Service of All Veterans
Across the Years Around the Globe
1:00 PM, Patriotic Ceremony, Memorial Plaza, honoring:
Jeffrey O. Ausborn
Jason N. Barfield
Christopher R. Bell
Julian L. Colvin
Andrew J. Derrick
Stacy A. Green
Nicholas C. D. Hensley
Michael W. Hosey
Joshua T. Lancaster
Nehamon Lyons, IV
Travis L. Nelson
Waid C. Ramsey
Marsha D. Ratchford
Mark E. Stratton, II
Joseph C. Whitehead
William T. Herrod, Jr.
Othel Joe Wallace
James A. Williams, Jr.
The names of these honorees have recently been added to the Hall of Honor walls at the Park. A private viewing for family and friends will be held in the Hall of Honor between 12:30 and 1 pm before the ceremony.
The Ceremony at 1 pm will also honor Rodney J. Evans who gave his life in Vietnam and received the Medal of Honor for his bravery. The Park will place a plaque engraved with his citation on a column in the Memorial Plaza, joining the other Medal of Honor recipients from Alabama since 1900.
Major General James W. Darden will be the guest speaker for the 1 pm ceremony, and the Simmons Middle School choir will provide the special music.
2:15 PM StepStone Ceremony, American Flag Plaza
Family and friends of veterans have honored them by purchasing engraved pavers which have been permanently installed under the American Flag. This ceremony gives the families of the honorees an opportunity to speak on their behalf.
Click here for a list of the honorees.
Golf carts will be available before and during the ceremonies for
those people needing assistance down the trail to the Plaza.
There is no admission fee and seating is provided for both ceremonies.
With abundant appreciation, Alabama Veterans Memorial Foundation would like to thank our community partners, donors, and volunteers for their generous support and contributions:
Asbury United Methodist Church
Walter Bailey, Sr.
City of Mountain Brook
The Fenelon Club
The Daniel Foundation of Alabama
Greater Birmingham Chapter of Military Officers of America
Holt Audio Visual
Lloyd E. Beard Photography
Daniel McKeever, III
I.H. McNeill, III, P.C., Certified Public Accountants
Mountain Brook Parks and Recreation
Ridout’s Valley Chapel
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
Sentry Heating and Air
Southern Label Company
Vulcan District Boy Scouts
The Welch Group Foundation Inc.
To the AVMF Board Members, the Event Committee, and numerous event volunteers—thank you for your commitment and dedication.
For more information call 205-305-6749 or send questions to email@example.com
100 Overton Access Road (I-459 and Liberty Parkway Exit 23)
Birmingham, Alabama 35259