POW Memorial Ceremony at McClellan’s German Italian Cemetery
For more than four decades, services have been held at McClellan’s German Italian Cemetery to pay tribute to the 26 Germans and 3 Italians laid to rest there.
After three years of private ceremonies, the historic POW Memorial Ceremony at McClellan’s German Italian Cemetery is back open to the public. All are invited to pay tribute on Sunday, Nov 20 at 1:30 PM.
The ceremony will feature the JSU ROTC Color Guard, a German Military Representative from Huntsville, an Italian Military Representative from Dothan, and the family of one of the German POWs. The service follows the traditional format established by the military. The JSU ROTC Department provides the Color Guard, flags are placed on each grave, and wreaths are laid by Senior Military Representatives from each country.
The German Italian Memorial Cemetery is located at 3541 Shipley Drive on Ft McClellan. Shipley Drive is off AL Highway 21, north of Anniston, just across from Wal-Mart.
In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held at the Cane Creek Community Gardens, 77 Justice Avenue, located across from the sports complex off Summerall Gate Road.
Link to City Calendar: https://bit.ly/3T43hN6
For event information and/or questions, please contact Joan McKinny at: 256-235-3995