"It is a blessing and an honor to be the builder of the new VA cemetery, a facility that both represents and pays tribute to those who have served our country. A great group of veterans and those who made the project possible celebrated the beginning of the project with a ground breaking event just ten months ago. It will be humbling to now be part of the dedication as the veterans are once again recognized on Pearl Harbor Day. The design and facilities are first class and the site location is amazing because of its spectacular view," says John White-Spunner, CEO/Chairman of the Board of White-Spunner Construction, Inc. I quote Retired Navy Rear Adm. W. Clyde Marsh, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs, “Dedicating the cemetery on Pearl Harbor Day will serve as a reminder of the sacrifices made by Americans while defending our nation's freedom."
The dedication of the state’s first owned and operated veterans cemetery, the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort, takes place on Friday, December 7, 2012.  State and local dignitaries will be on hand for the dedication that will begin at 10 a.m. The public is also invited to attend.