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100 Overton Access Rd (I-459 Exit 23)

               Birmingham, AL 35243           

(205) 305-6749


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 

Dewitt Harris

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.

Event Contributors

With abundant appreciation, Alabama Veterans Memorial Foundation would like to thank our community partners, donors, and volunteers for their generous support and contributions:

Aabco Rentals

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

Jason Hammock

Holt Audio Visual

Lloyd E. Beard Photography

Daniel McKeever, III

I.H. McNeill, III, P.C., Certified Public Accountants

Mountain Brook Parks and Recreation

Norton's Florist

Suzanne Peranich

Ridout’s Valley Chapel

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church

Sentry Heating and Air

Trinket Shaw

Stuart Sinor

Southern Label Company

Howard Strickler

Vulcan District Boy Scouts

The Welch Group Foundation Inc.

Wells Fargo


Special Acknowledgement

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

Park Location:

100 Overton Access Road (I-459 and Liberty Parkway Exit 23)

Birmingham, Alabama 35259

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