Tuscaloosa To Hosts First Statewide Veterans Reunion
The Reunion will consist of a series of events that will take place the weekend of September 26th-28th across Tuscaloosa!
This event is being put on in an effort to provide a memorable weekend showcasing the appreciation for Alabama Veterans and to provide educational and work force development resources for both veterans and their families.
TTSC Director Tourism Tina Jones states,
We look forward to welcoming all Alabama veterans and their families. We want our younger veterans to get to meet those who served before them and form new friendships. It is important as a community to honor those that have served on our behalf, and this weekend allows us a great opportunity to demonstrate our support. One of the highlights will be the American Veteran Traveling Tribute Wall on display at our beautiful Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center for everyone in the community to enjoy free of charge.
The All Veterans and Family Reunion is being held as a collaborative event between TTSC and the following partners: Blue Star Salute, University of Alabama Office of Veterans and Military Affairs, VA Tuscaloosa, Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs, American Legion, Chamber of Commerce, City of Tuscaloosa, Red Cross – Jefferson-Shelby Chapter and West Alabama, Parks and Recreation Authority (PARA), Veterans Memorial Park Committee, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and Alabama National Cemetery.
The events begin at 5 p.m. Friday, September 26th with the Alabama Veteran’s Welcome Reception at the Tuscaloosa River Market and Motorcycle Honor Ride. On Saturday, TTSC will host the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall, Veterans Marketplace, Military Aircraft and Vehicle Display, and Military Ball. In addition, daycare will be provided on Saturday evening but space is limited. To conclude the celebration, on Sunday, a Memorial Service and Breakfast will be held Sunday, September 28 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Memorial Park, followed by an opportunity to “Visit a Vet” at the Tuscaloosa VA.
This commemorative weekend will be offered free to all attendees with the exception of the Military Ball. It is asked that all attendees register for the event to ensure that the proper accommodations can be made for the weekend. For more information and to register, click here.