Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, Birmingham

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An important mission of the Alabama Veterans Memorial is to educate young people about war and peace and civic responsibility. Today's high school students were not born when the last US troops left Vietnam, and, if recent test results are valid, today's college students have almost no knowledge of WWI and WWII and even less of the Korean Conflict.

We should be thankful for our children's lack of experience with war, but if we aren't careful, the blessing of peace can lead to ignorance of the past and a dangerous complacency about the future.

The Alabama Veterans Memorial welcomes school groups of all ages. To arrange a student outing and guided tour of the Memorial, contact us today.
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  • It is in the woods. The pathway is very well done with the brick and concrete - it can be a little difficult to see it with all the fall leaves on it. The columns are incredible. It is very well... 
    It is in the woods. The pathway is very well done with the brick and concrete - it can be a little difficult to see it with all the fall leaves on it. The columns are incredible. It is very well...  more »
  • A lovely memorial in a beautiful setting. Extremely peaceful and respectful capturing a number of conflicts throughout time. I particularly loved the little plaques that were incorporated into the... 
    A lovely memorial in a beautiful setting. Extremely peaceful and respectful capturing a number of conflicts throughout time. I particularly loved the little plaques that were incorporated into the...  more »
  • located just off I-459 at Liberty Parkway Exit sits this nice memorial to the Alabamans that have did while in service of the armed forces of The USA. you may see the flag and the memorial after 1/4.....  more
    located just off I-459 at Liberty Parkway Exit sits this nice memorial to the Alabamans that have did while in service of the armed forces of The USA. you may see the flag and the memorial after 1/4.....  more »
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  • The satnav of our rental Jeep had some problems finding it, it guided us to dead end north of the memorial with no way to get to it. But when we finally found it we enjoyed the peace and serenity of the place - no one else was there.
  • Superb park that we visited on our travels. It was really a grand display commemorating the fallen veterans of Alabama. Nice parking area with walkway through the woods to the memorial area.
  • Beautiful, yet haunting memorial to Alabama's veterans. The sounds and serenity of nature, with numerous benches and resting places along the path to the memorial itself. My favorite local place to walk, to remember, and to meditate.
  • This is a real cool park that I almost passed up seeing because from the satellite view it looks like just a parking lot. That’s because it’s a short walking trail that leads to the monument. I’m from Nevada, visiting while on a cross country road trip. For those who don’t know, Nevada is desert country. We don’t have trials like this, which made the trail an exciting and unique experience on its own. There was a feeling of peace and calm as I walked and heard the crunching of the leaves. Something I’m sure locals to the area and neighboring states know well. The walk took roughly 5 minutes to reach the monument. It was real cool to walk and see what each pillar represented. There was also a sacred room that listed each Alabamian who has served our county. I was hit with a strong sense of pride viewing this monument. America is great because of the sacrifices that so many have made. This Nevadan is proud and thankful to our veterans.
  • I just happened upon this place by mistake.It was sadly hidden. Needs more signs drawing people here to pay tribute.

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