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Memorial Fund Started for Family of Late Alabama Forestry Commission Ranger

The Alabama Forestry Commission is mourning the loss of one of its own after a fatal car crash. A memorial fund has been started for the family of  James Owen Hall, the ranger who was killed on duty in a crash during heavy storms on Tuesday, March 3. He was 43 years old. According to the GoFundMe, Hall was assigned…

Massive Kobe Bryant Memorial in Front of Staples Center Dismantled

Fans gather at a memorial for the late Kobe Bryant in front of Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)…

Family and Friends Gather to Remember Kelsey Starling

Kelsey Nicole Starling was killed on July 4th in a boating accident on Smith Lake. Starling went missing after the boat she was in collided with another boat at around 10pm that night. After two weeks, the search for Starling was suspended indefinitely. Those who knew Starling say she will be remembered for the passion and love she showed to…

Memorial Service to be Held for Alabama Prison Search Dog

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A memorial service will be held for an Alabama prison search dog that died after helping authorities discover synthetic marijuana. The Alabama Department of Corrections says “Jake” will be honored on Tuesday. The dog became ill during a contraband search at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore. Jake alerted authorities to a substance that turned out to…

New Butler County Memorial Pays Tribute to 19 WWI Soldiers

A memorial unveiled Thursday in Butler County pays pays tribute to a group of men who died from that area fighting for the country. The memorial, which hangs on the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, lists the names of the 19 men who lost their lives in World War I. Gerald Johnson is the Alabama World War I Centennial Committee…

City Seeing Impact After Memorial Opening

It’s been six weeks since the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened its doors in Montgomery, and the city is starting to to see its impact. The attraction uses interactive media, sculptures, and exhibits to pay homage to African American victims of the domestic slave trade, racial terrorism, and the Jim Crow Laws. It is the…

Fifth Annual Alabama Remembers 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

September 11, 2001 is a day that no one alive at the time will forget. Montgomery first responders are keeping the memory alive and preserving it for future generations with the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. The first responders don their gear and climb the Retirement Systems of Alabama Tower’s 22 stories five times. The trip recreates the 110 stories the…

Lynching Memorial Coming to Montgomery

EJI will build it near Federal Courthouse.

The Equal Justice Initiative  will announce their plans today to build a multi-million dollar memorial to victims of lynching across the country, and a museum in their building on Commerce Street. The memorial honors hundreds of people lynched by mobs in the U.S. in the decades following the civil war. It will be built on a six-acre site behind the…

MPD Honor Fallen Officers

The Montgomery Police Department payed tribute to its 28 fallen officers and recognized the service of former and current police officers at the 2016 Police Memorial Day Service. Mayor Todd Strange joined Police Chief Earnest Finley in placing a memorial wreath on the Police Memorial. The program will include a Roll Call of Fallen Officers. Immediately following the program, the…