National Cemetery opens house on May 28

By CHRISTINE BOATWRIGHT / Staff Writer

MONTEVALLO – The gateway to the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo will open to the public on May 28 for a tour of the brand new facilities.

The cemetery opened on June 25, 2009, but the new administration/public education building and flag-assembly area have yet to be perused by the public. Director Quincy Whitehead said the cemetery has held over 900 burials since its inception, and the open house on May 28 will be a time for people to see the facility’s improvements.

“The Montevallo Community Band will be playing,” Whitehead said. “This will be an opportunity for the public to come through and view the facilities. We will have some organizations that will set up tables so people can and see what the organizations have to offer.”

The open house will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on May 28. A tour of memorial walk will be available for visitors, and people will have a chance to come and ask questions about the workings of the national cemetery, Whitehead said.