Events held to celebrate Veterans Day

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A number of events take place on Wednesday in honor of Veterans Day.

The annual National Veterans Day Parade begins at 1:30 on Wednesday afternoon.

The parade will start at Eighth Avenue North and 19th Street. It's the largest and oldest Veteran's Day parade in the country.

While the nation celebrates, a place dedicated to our veterans is in jeopardy of closing. There are money problems for Alabama's Veterans Memorial Park because of dwindling donations.

Alabama Veterans Memorial Park's executive director says even with an all volunteer staff, the park's funding is down 5% and may have to close without major donations. To bring in new funding, the park is selling 5 acres of land along interstate-459.

If you would like to make a donation to the Veterans Memorial, you can go to the park's website www.alabamaveterans.com. If you would like to visit the park it's located off of Interstate 459 north at exit 23 near Liberty Park.