Trussville Veterans Memorial

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Entrance off Parkway Drive, on July 28, 2006

Trussville Veterans Memorial is inside Trussville Civitan Park located along Parkway Drive near the Cahaba River in Trussville.

On September 17, 2009 ground was broken for the 30-foot sandstone tower which serves as the centerpiece for a veterans memorial designed by Nimrod Long and Associates. A $1.7 million renovation to the park, including a greenway extension along the Cahaba, began in 2011. Work was delayed when the Alabama Department of Environmental Management determined that the contractor was allowing too much sediment to reach the stream. In June 2013 the city erected a fence around the park, closing it until work could be completed. The Cahaba River flooded during 2013, damaging the Civitan Bridge, which remained inside the fence until the greenway was completed and repairs to the bridge were completed.

The memorial and an adjacent paved parking area was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015. At dedication, the memorial contained the names of 228 veterans from Trussville. The rest of the park remained fenced off until the greenway work was finally completed in July 2017.

References

  • Cason, Mike (September 16, 2009) "Tower to be centerpiece of Trussville veterans memorial." The Birmingham News
  • Gray, Jeremy (November 13, 2013) "Long-delayed Trussville Civitan Park project split into 2 jobs; first set for December bid." The Birmingham News
  • Matthews, June (May 25, 2015) "Veterans Memorial dedication takes place on Memorial Day." Trussville Tribune
  • Staff (June 27, 2017) "Contractor days away from final inspection of Civitan Park." Trussville Tribune