South Alabama has the privilege and honor to be the location of the first state Veterans cemetery in Alabama located on highway 225 in Baldwin County, just north of Spanish Fort. Construction is well under way and the first interments should begin later in 2013. Initially the facility will be operated under the direction of the US Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Division. Later, operations will be handed over to the state.
Many years and much effort were the requirements for the success of this project. In addition to the South Alabama Veterans Council, many individuals and organizations combined their support to fulfill the dream and desire of those seeking to establish a permanent memorial to those that have greatly served their country.
The dedication ceremony was held on Friday, December 7, at 10:00 AM.