Veterans’ Day Events

Staff Report
Posted 11/7/19

Veterans’ Day falls on Monday, Nov. 11, 2018. Check with individual cities for event dates. Alabama Bicentennial Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 11, 8 a.m.USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park …

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Veterans’ Day Events


Veterans’ Day falls on Monday, Nov. 11, 2018. Check with individual cities for event dates.

Alabama Bicentennial Veterans Day Celebration

Nov. 11, 8 a.m.

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

Alabama Bicentennial Commission will open Battleship Memorial Park on Veterans Day as our state's official site to celebrate Veterans Day. It will be a free admission day. Schedule includes: 1:45 p.m. - Photo of all Veterans, 2:45 p.m. - Emerald Coast Skydivers on field, 3 p.m. - Veterans Day Celebration and Parade of Flags; 7 p.m. - Veterans Day Concert.

Fairhope Veterans’ Day Parade

Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m.

Downtown Fairhope, begins in front of the Fairhope Civic Center

10 a.m.

A sunset prayer service at 4:45 p.m. at Henry George Park at the Veterans Memorial, “Tears of Sorrow, Tears of Joy.”

Annual Veterans’ Day Weekend Program

Saturday, Nov. 9, 8:30 a.m.

Blakeley State Park, Spanish Fort

Blakeley's annual Veteran's Day Weekend program offers a special opportunity to reflect on this area's Civil War heritage. We offer Civil War artillery demonstrations at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. At 9 a.m. we offer one of our popular "Civil War on the Eastern Shore" narrated cruises, which explores the major battles of the Mobile Campaign from the rivers along which its major actions took place. (Cruise tickets are $27 for adults and $17 for kids ages 6-12) At 11:30 a.m. noted author Christopher McIlwain, Sr. speaks on his research into the Alabama connection to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. The program is supported in part by the generous support of the Pensacola Civil War Roundtable. For more information and to book cruise tickets, see our website:

Daphne’s Annual Veterans Day Program

Friday, Nov. 8, 9:30 a.m.

Daphne High School

Join the City of Daphne and Daphne High School for our annual Veterans Day program as we honor those who have served. Dogwood Trail Maids, U.S.S. Alabama Crewmates and many more special guests and speakers. Veterans, please plan to stay for a special reception in your honor following the program.

Bay Minette Veterans Day Breakfast, Parade and Ceremonies

Monday, Nov. 11, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce is excited to partner once again with the City of Bay Minette, our local Veterans organizations and our North Baldwin Advantage Partners to host the 2019 Veterans Day festivities in Bay Minette!

Join us as we honor our local Veterans with a free breakfast program presented by Quincy Compressor at 8am on November 11th at the John F. Rhodes Civic Center, followed by the Annual Veterans Day Parade and ceremonies at the Eternal Flame on Courthouse Square and the Korean War Memorial in front of the Bay Minette Public Library.

For more information or to RSVP email

or call 251.937.5665 ext 2

Robertsdale Veterans’ Day Ceremony

Thursday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m.

PZK Hall, 17833 Alabama 104 in Robertsdale. Ceremony presented by the George P. Thames Senior Center. Speakers include Dawn Biggs, city of Daphne volunteer coordinator and Leon McGee of American Legion Post 99 in Foley. Lunch will be served.

Silverhill Veterans’ Day Program

Monday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.

Silverhill Veterans Memorial, Anderson Park on Main Street across from Town Hall.

Program will include guest speakers and recognition of all veterans.

Foley Veterans’ Day Parade

Monday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.

Begins and ends at the corner of Verbena Avenue and Alston Street (Foley Kids Park). Ceremony at Memorial after the parade.