Memorial Day observances are being held all along the Gulf Coast.
Monday morning, people will gather at Battleship Memorial Park on the Causeway for a special flag lowering ceremony.
The brief flag lowering will take place at the Vietnam Veterans of America Memorial in Battleship Park at 6 a.m. Fox Ten News Reporter Steve Alexander is covering the Battleship ceremonies and will have a report on Fox Ten News at 4 pm.
The day will be filled with memorial events. A “March to the Sea” will take place in Foley. Starting at 8 a.m., the 1165th Military Police Company will march from the Foley Armory to the beach, in full military gear and rucksacks. The 1165th will place a bouquet of flowers in the surf to honor those we have lost.
Then at 8:30 a.m. a flag ceremony will be held at Mobile’s National Cemetery on Virginia Street. A similar ceremony will be held at Barrancas National Cemetery on Naval Air Station in Florida.
Prichard will be holding a Memorial Motorcade. It will begin at 9 a.m. at the Greer’s shopping center at the intersection of Interstate 65 and highway 45.
Also at 9 a.m. Satsuma is holding a Memorial Day ceremony at Satsuma City Hall.
In Semmes there will be a dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. at Honor Park on Wulff Road.
The day will conclude with the Baldwin Pop’s concert at 6:30 PM on the bluff overlooking the pier in Fairhope. There will also be a wreath placed at the “Tears of Sorrow – Tears of Joy” Memorial.