Veterans Memorial Park Association and PARA to Delay Annual Memorial Day Program

23 May 2020

Each year, the Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority’s Veterans Memorial Park is the site of a Memorial Day program in Veterans Memorial Park to honor military veterans who have died while serving in the U.S. Military. But given the ongoing threat of COVID-19, this year’s event will not take place for the first time in many years.

“In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak with gatherings and social distancing guidelines, and in consideration for the health and safety of our veterans, our military families, and loved ones, PARA and Association members believe it is the right thing to do,” PARA said in a release of the decision to delay the program.

Plans are in the works to hold a joint Memorial Day and Veterans Day Program on Nov. 11.

Col. Duane Lamb, president of the Veterans Memorial Park Association, said flags will be placed in memory of veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the nation.

“We encourage the community to feel free to visit our beautiful park during the day and remember our veterans’ courage and sacrifice,” Lamb said. “It is our Memorial Day responsibility to never forget.”

To learn more about Tuscaloosa’s Veterans Memorial Park, visit tuscaloosaveteranspark.org.

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