Memorial Day

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…

Montgomery Sanitation Workers Honored with Memorial Day Lunch

Montgomery sanitation workers were honored with a free lunch on Memorial Day. A group called Women of W.I.L.L. saluted the workers as those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. The group also provided masks and COVID-19 safety tips to the sanitation workers. “This is an exciting opportunity to show love to the people who take care of our…

Greenville Lions Club Memorial Day Ceremony Moved Inside High School

While some communities were forced to cancel their Memorial Day services Monday due to the threat of bad weather from Tropical Storm Alberto, the Greenville Lions Club’s annual ceremony was moved inside Greenville High School to avoid any weather complications. The speaker for the event was Major “Ranger” Garry Newton, a retired Army officer from Greenville.  Students had the opportunity to…

Memorial Day Ceremony Canceled in Montgomery

Weather concerns associated with Alberto have prompted the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System to cancel its annual Memorial Day observance scheduled for Monday at its Montgomery campus. The entire area, including Montgomery, is in a State of Emergency as declared by Gov. Kay Ivey. CAVHCS wants everyone to be safe in the wake of Alberto,” said Kim Betton, spokesperson for the…

City of Prattville Remembers Fallen Military of Autauga County

As the nation remembers those who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms,  several veterans of Foreign wars and The American Legion joined the city of Prattville to do the same. Hundreds participated in a wreath laying ceremony at city hall to honor Autauga County’s fallen soldiers. Charles Keen served in the Navy for 43 years and wears his full uniform…

Greenville Honors Fallen Military Members in Annual Memorial Day Program

Greenville held its annual Memorial Day program at Confederate Park Monday morning. This year’s guest speaker was Major Gerald Johnson, a Vietnam Veteran. He’s also the chairman of the Butler County World War I Centennial Committee. He used his speech to make sure the 14 soldiers from Butler County who lost their lives in that war were not forgotten. He highlighted…

Greenville Celebrates Memorial Day

The Memorial Day Celebration in Greenville was filled with friendly faces, fun laughs, and sometimes, solemn moments. All who came to Confederate Park showed their support for those serving our country, while getting a little history lesson on the holiday. “It’s also a day of unity. It originated after the Civil War, and it really brought this country together,” said…

Holiday Air Travelers See a Break From Long Security lines

Travelers taking to the skies for the Memorial Day weekend say security lines are moving faster than expected after weeks of costly delays at U.S. airports. Transportation Security Administration spokesman Mike England says bomb-sniffing dogs are being used at busier airports to help speed up lines. Travelers screened by dogs are not being required to remove their shoes or take…