“To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.” – Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865.
Alabama National Cemetery was dedicated July 13, 2008. When it opened for first burials June 25, 2009, it became the 129th national cemetery administered by the Department of Veteran Affairs.
The cemetery is situated on 479 acres of Alabama hills approximately three miles north of historic Montevallo, AL. Located in the Cahaba Valley, the cemetery site’s gently rolling terrain is traversed by the picturesque Shoal Creek.
Some of the cemetery’s features are the administration and public information building; three committal shelters; flag/public assembly area; maintenance complex; columbarium; memorial walkway; memorial wall and burial areas. Alabama National Cemetery will provide burial space for eligible veterans and their family members for at least the next 50 years. The cemetery serves approximately 200,000 veterans in the region and it is the third national cemetery in Alabama.
Sunrise to Sunset. Office open 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.http://www.cem.va.gov | 3133 Highway 119, Montevallo, AL