Memorial Day

The Price Paid for Freedom Honored in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– People in Selma and Dallas County remember the sacrifice — of the men and women who paid the ultimate price for freedom. Memorial Day is a day that people in Selma and Dallas County — get out and enjoy the freedoms — that servicemen and women have fought and died — for the American people…

Family of Jaden Buschert Remembers 10-Year-Old On Memorial Day

  The family of Jaden Buschert, a 10-year-old who was killed crossing Southern Boulevard in 2016, traveled to Montgomery to remember their son on Memorial Day. Five years ago, Jaden was attempting to cross Southern Boulevard to reach Popeyes on the other side. Timothy Buschert says Jaden ran out before him, and stopped in the turning median where he was…

Memorial Day Bike Ride Honoring Fallen Tuskegee Airmen

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site held a group bike ride at Moton Field to honor fallen Tuskegee Airmen. The ride began with a program, emphasizing the importance of Memorial Day and its connection to the Tuskegee Airmen. The route stretched from Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site to Tuskegee Lake and back. Participants biked eight miles, lasting for two hours. Sixty-six…

Alabama Poppy Project Honoring Fallen Soldiers

  A local potter in Prattville has created a Memorial Day exhibit featuring handmade clay poppy flowers. Julianne and Steven Hansen started the Alabama Poppy Project last year. The first poppy was placed in honor of Steven’s son, an Air Force pilot, who passed away suddenly in 2017. This year, they made over 2,000 clay flowers that will stay on…

Soldiers’ Ultimate Sacrifice Honored in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– COVID-19 couldn’t stop the annual Memorial Day ceremony from happening in Selma. However, it did cause some major changes to the event. Safety restrictions due to COVID-19 — forced organizers to hold a drive-thru event — instead of their traditional program. People were given flags as they drove up to the event at Memorial Stadium….

Downtown Prattville Debuts New Display in Honor of Memorial Day

The lives of those who served in the armed forces are being remembered in a unique way in downtown Prattville. “The Alabama Poppy Project” features ceramic poppies, one thousand of them, which are on display at Heritage Park. They were created by Julianne Hansen Fine Art and Pottery as a special remembrance. The poppies were chosen because worldwide, their red…

Prattville Honors Fallen War Heroes with Virtual Ceremony

Remembering our fallen heroes— The city of Prattville held its annual Memorial Day Ceremony today- but in a different way than usual, because of the coronavirus. And while the view was a bit different than normal, residents say the message remained the same. “We still get to walk around and do everything we do because of our military fought to…