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Alabama Monuments, Memorials, & Historic Sites

We Need Your Help! Does your community have a WWI monument, memorial, or historic site not listed here? Do you have photographs or information about a particular site's history? If so, contact Graham Neeley at graham.neeley@archives.alabama.gov or (334) 353-4629 and help us tell Alabama's WWI story. 

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Tallassee Veterans Memorialloupe
3 Freeman Ave
Tallassee
AL
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36078
 
Tarrant Veterans Memorialloupe
1700 Pinson Valley Alley N
Tarrant
AL
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35217
 
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Taylor Fieldloupe
Pike Road
AL
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36064
"Montgomery's first military flying installation was established 200 yards south of this spot in November of 1917. The facility was named for Captain Ralph L. Taylor, who was killed in an airplane crash at Mineola Field, New York in August of 1917. The primary flying school here included 16 hangars, repair shops, warehouses, quarters, a hospital, and nearly 200 JN-4 and DH-4 aircraft on its 800 acres. One hundred and thirty-nine fledgling pilots completed the eight-week course and some served in France during the First World War. Taylor Field closed in April of 1919 and reopened as Gunter Auxiliary Air Field No. 5 during World War II. It was closed again in July of 1946." -Alabama Historical Association marker erected by the Montgomery Chapter of the Air Force Association and Founders Flight, Order of Daedalians, 1993.
 
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The Fitzgerald Museumloupe
Montgomery
AL
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36106
F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald met in Montgomery while he was stationed at Camp Sheridan. The couple lived in the Montgomery home in the early 1930s.
 
Thorsby Veterans Memorialloupe
Thorsby Park, Franklin St.
Thorsby
AL
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35171
November 11, 2002
Erected by V.F.W. Post 3193.
 
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Trussville Furnaceloupe
Parkway Drive
Trussville
AL
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35173
"Operated on this site under the ownership of seven companies to produce foundry pig iron. Supplied pig iron during World War I. Closed for the last time in the Spring of 1919. Dismantled in 1933, and the land sold in 1935 for a Federal Housing Project." -Alabama Historical Commission marker, 1981.
 
Trussville Veterans Memorial loupe
Civitan Park
Trussville
AL
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35173
 
Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial loupe
Veterans Memorial Park, McFarland Blvd
Tuscaloosa
AL
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35404
 
U.S. Air Force Enlisted Heritage Hallloupe
Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, 550 McDonald St, Bldg 1210
Montgomery
AL
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36115
 
U.S. Army Aviation Museumloupe
Fort Rucker
AL
USA
36362
 

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Contact

Georgia Ann Hudson
georgiaann.hudson@archives.alabama.gov
(334) 353-3312

Co-Chairmen

  • Steve Murray, Director, Alabama Department of Archives and History
  • Maj. Gen. Sheryl E. Gordon, Adjutant General, Alabama National Guard

Honorary Chairman

  • Nimrod T. Frazer, Montgomery 

U.S. Commission Liaison

  • Monique Seefried, Atlanta

Committee Members

  • Greg Akers, Montgomery

  • Leah Rawls Atkins, Birmingham

  • Jim Baggett, Birmingham

  • Mike Bailey, Gulf Shores

  • Donna Baker, Tuscaloosa

  • Randy Bartlett, Auburn

  • Ken Bedsole, Abbeville

  • David Black, Florence

  • Berta Blackwell, Ozark 

  • Young Boozer, Montgomery

  • Borden Burr, Birmingham

  • Lt. Gen. Charles G. Cleveland, Montgomery 

  • Patrice Donnelly, Birmingham

  • Lydia R. Ellington-Joffray, Tuscaloosa

  • Stuart Foss, Birmingham

  • Gary Fuller, Opelika

  • Gen. Walter Givhan, Troy

  • Col. Joe Greene, Montgomery

  • Jan Gunter, Opelika

  • Laura Newland Hill, Auburn

  • Jeff Jakeman, Auburn

  • Gerald Johnson, Butler County

  • Tina Jones, Livingston

  • Mary Jones-Fitts, Faunsdale

  • Mortimer Jordan, Tuscaloosa

  • Jay Lamar, Montgomery

  • Ashley D. Ledbetter, Montgomery

  • Sebastian Lukasik, Montgomery

  • Clark Lundell, Auburn

  • Jo Screws McGowin, Montgomery

  • Shea McClean, Mobile

  • T.C. McLemore, Birmingham

  • Joel Mize, Tuscumbia

  • Darryn Moten, Montgomery

  • Graham Neeley, Montgomery

  • Glenn Nivens, Harpersville

  • Lt. Col. Larry Norred, Bessemer

  • Marty Olliff, Dothan

  • Michael Panhorst, Montgomery

  • Melvina Phillips, New Hope

  • Rob Riser, Livingston

  • John A. Screws, Birmingham

  • Betsy Simmons, Birmingham

  • Steve Trout, Mobile

  • Ruth Truss, Montevallo

  • David Tuck, Rockford

  • Ted Urquhart, Mary Esther, FL

  • Tom Walker, Montevallo

  • Johnny Waller, Montgomery

  • Mike Watson, Montgomery

  • Phil Williams, Gadsden

  • Mark Wilson, Auburn

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