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. The cemetery is located on the right side of Highway 225, directly north of East Pointe Baptist Church and Saluda Hill Cemetery. See MAP
For more information regarding preregistration and establishing eligibility for burial in the cemetery, please visit the official website for the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs or call the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort at 251.625.1338.
Fourteen new directional signs were recently installed along I-10, I-65, and other major roadways on the Gulf Coast to aid visitors in getting to the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort. Dr. Barry Booth led the efforts to raise $70,000 for the signs and is seeking approval from other municipalities for sign placement. Donations are being accepted and may be sent to this address: Veterans Cemetery Sign Project, c/o Dr. Barry Booth, P.O. Box 7406, Spanish Fort, AL 36577.
The sign installation received the approval of Baldwin County Municipal Planning Organization, Alabama Department of Transportation and Governor Robert Bentley.
Alabama Congressional Record 113rd Congress (2013-2014)
Tribute to Dr. Barry L. Booth (Senate - July 9, 2013)
| Dr. Barry Booth holds American flags as volunteers
plant them in the ground before each headstone at
Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in
Spanish Fort. (Photo courtesy of Fran Barber-Bruyn.)