Alabama Veterans Memorial Park

Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, Birmingham

Alabama Veterans Memorial Park

Alabama Veterans Memorial Park
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Darin H
Waterford, MI223 contributions
Very nice stroll
Nov 2019 • Family
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 done. And then the back room with the names. Very moving.

I can only imagine what it would be like on Veterans Day or Memorial Day.

For sure a hidden gem.
Written November 28, 2019
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Lesley S
Dalgety Bay, UK39 contributions
Worth a visit
Sep 2019 • Couples
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 pillars and the wires from leaders throughout the various decades. They were really poignant and caught the essence of the place wonderfully. This isn't a large memorial but it is definitely worth taking the time go visit and remember.
Written September 10, 2019
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NEofAZ
Yuma, AZ1,042 contributions
nice little park 1/4 mile walk
Apr 2019 • Solo
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 mile walk up a smooth gravel/brick walkway. the temples honor the Alabamians that were honored with The Medal of Honor. there is no admission fee but a donation will be accepted.
Written April 14, 2019
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Anne W
Birmingham, AL90 contributions
One would expect a monument of this level to be in D.C.
Oct 2018 • Family
Having lived in Washington, D.C. for approx. four years, I saw my fair share of monuments. However, I was blown away by the Alabama Veterans Memorial Park. Must admit, the entrance leaves much to be desired, but standing at the base of the flagpole overlooking the valley and mountain range on the horizon really put my position in the world into perspective. Next, I followed the trail to what looked like a building with columns holding up the sky. Walking among them, circling, passing deeper and deeper through the rows, I was struck by the steel-poured placques that mixed art with stories of Alabamians who lost their lives in defense of this country and my singular ability to stand and read their story. It felt like a personalization of the Korean War Memorial on The Mall in D.C. Everyone was silent as they wound through the columns. Thinking was more than enough, I started to search for the exit only to find a room with more. Poetic justice was that it didn’t have a roof, but was open to the heavens.
I took the path back to my car with the sounds of nature and my heartbeat bringing me back to earth.
Written October 21, 2018
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Luzilu123455
Community of Madrid, Spain30 contributions
Family plan
Sep 2017 • Family
I used to go there a lot with my kids, you also have a lake and a trail, so you can walk/run. In halloween, and special ocations they have events that you can check on their website.
Written August 11, 2018
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Greg W
Irondale, AL92 contributions
Really nice memorial
Feb 2018 • Friends
Not often do you find a memorial in a natural setting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Loved seeing the names of those gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of our great country.
Written July 9, 2018
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Mbuina
Birmingham114 contributions
Good memorial tribute
Oct 2017 • Family
Just off Hwy 459, kind of hidden from view. Beautiful walking area, calming effect. A good tribute for our Veterans. Gorgeous in the fall with the leaves change.
Written January 14, 2018
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bitseyr
Birmingham, AL9 contributions
Very Moving
Apr 2017 • Solo
This is a moving tributes to the all Alabamians who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Not visited enough by locals although I'm not sure why. It's peaceful and a great tribute
Written May 24, 2017
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506kanderson
Woodstock, GA23 contributions
Very nice tribute to our men and women who served!
Mar 2017 • Business
We went there because we believed there was a dog park here, there is no off leash area. My dog was let run in the sand volley ball area (don't worry I cleaned up after her!)
Other than that, the playground is AWESOME for the kids and there are ball fields and concession stands too. I cannot wait to return when the butterfly garden is blooming!
My sister is a widow of an Army Veteran and she just loved the circle of flags and the very nice tribute to our men and women in (and out of) uniform
Written April 27, 2017
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UNC_Indy
Westfield, IN275 contributions
Visited this park for Cross Country Junior Olympics National race
Dec 2016 • Family
We did not get to experience the park in a "normal" way as we were there for a very big Cross Country race, but the park was beautiful and had very nice facilities. My son enjoyed his run on the trail around the lake as part of the course he ran.
Written December 29, 2016
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