On December 7, 2012, the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort was dedicated as a final resting place for our veterans. "This cemetery will provide the final act of honor, dignity and respect that our veterans have earned through their service and sacrifice while defending our nation and guaranteeing its freedom for future generations," said Clyde Marsh, commissioner of the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs at the groundbreaking ceremony on October 11, 2011.
Comprised of 103-acres, it is estimated that the cemetery will serve veterans and their families for the next 100 years. Phase I covers 22.8 acres, establishing space for 2,776 burial sites.
The Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort is located at 34904 State Highway 225. From the intersection of State Highway 31 (Spanish Fort Boulevard) and State Highway 225, travel north approximately 4.5 miles and the cemetery will be on the right, near East Pointe Baptist Church and the Saluda Hill Cemetery. See map
For more information regarding preregistration and establishing eligibility for burial in the cemetery, please click HERE
and visit the official website for the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs.