PARA Honors Fallen During Memorial Day Program, Rain or Shine

PARA Honors Fallen During Memorial Day Program, Rain or Shine

Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority’s Veterans Memorial Park Committee will host a Memorial Day program on May 28 at 9 a.m. The Park is located at 1701 McFarland Blvd. East and the event is free and open to the public.

The rain venue is Magnolia Shelter located one block south (of the Veterans Park) and on the northeast corner of Snow Hinton Park on 10th Avenue East. 

The program is jointly sponsored by PARA, Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, and University of Alabama’s Office of Veteran and Military Affairs.

The special guests expected to participate include guest speaker Sergeant Evan Van Nostrand, United States Marine Corps, Retired, and current strength and conditioning coach for the Alabama Men’s Tennis team.  At the conclusion of the service members will lay a wreath in honor of all men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country at the Military Order of the Purple Heart Monument.

Local elected officials, Veterans and Veterans Committee members are expected to participate.