The 12th Annual Memorial Day Observance will be held at the Alabama National Cemetery on Monday May 25, 2020 at 9 am. We will also have a Flag Placement Ceremony on Saturday May 23, 2020 at 9:00 am. The general public is encouraged to attend both of these moving events.
This year's cermony program will be updated below and on our Facebook page approximately 4 weeks prior to Memorial Day.
“To care for him who shall have borne the battle
and for his widow, and his orphan.”
Second Inaugural Address
March 4, 1865
The Wreaths Across America Ceremony (WAA) will be held on Saturday December 12, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Alabama National Cemetery to honor our fallen heroes.
Each year the Support Committee for the Alabama National Cemetery plans and coordinated the ceremony to lay live balsam wreaths on each and every grave. With fund raising support from the Blue Star Salute Foundation and other charitable organizations; and logistics support from the Civil Air Patrol, WAA has become the largest event of the year at ALNC.
WAA is a national program which has spread across the country. It is a way to show a united front all across the United States of America as we Remember the Fallen, Honor those who serve, and Teach our children the value of freedom. The holiday wreaths symbolize honor to those who have served and are serving in the armed forces of our great nation, and to their families who endure sacrifices everyday on our behalf. As the wreaths are laid, all volunteers are reminded that those resting in the hallowed ground of ALNC were real Americans with families, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles.
This year's cermony program will be updated below and on our Facebook page approximately 4 weeks prior to the ceremony.
Wreaths Across America at the Alabama National Cemetery
Click on the download file below for the Blue Star Salute Foundation's mail-in form or donate electronically using the link below (please make sure to include code #15482 so that your wreath will be assigned to ALNC).
If your on-line donation is in memory or honor of a veteran, please use the contact us email on this site to advise us of your electronic donation, with the name of the veteran, and whether living or deceased, no later than Nov. 25. Please note that at this time, we do not receive memorial donor information from the electronic donation site.
This year marks significant anniversaries of WWI, WWII and the Vietnam War. During this special year, a combined observance in honor of all US veterans of war from WWI forward will be held.
The Legacy of Heroes Ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2:30 pm at the Alabama National Cemetery.
See Ceremony Program below - visit us on Facebook for event listings.
In 2018, the Support Committee began placing graveside flags in observance of Veterans Day. For more information concerning the date and time for 2019 placement and removal, visit us on Facebook and read our Blog for updates.