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Alabama National Cemetery


A $10.00 donation will place a rose on twelve graves. The donation of $100 will sponsor a bucket of 125 roses to be placed on 125 headstones at Alabama National Cemetery. A Remembrance Bouquet of flowers is included with each sponsored bucket.


By sponsoring you automatically become a volunteer. 


If you would like to volunteer to place or hand out flowers please click the Volunteer button. For further information please contact the local event organizer.

  • We may need to call you to coordinate before Memorial Day Weekend
  • Invite your family and friends to join you

Michael Thorin

Local Organizer
As a service connected disabled veteran of the U.S. Army and the Alabama Army National Guard, SGT Michael Thorin also served as a firefighter Captain and paramedic. His many honors include the Firefighter of the Year award from the City of Hoover FD and the Freedom Award for servicemembers from the Hoover board of Commerce. Michael currently serves as a Board Member for the Victory for Veterans Foundation, and is actively giving his time in support of veterans. Since its inception in 2017, Michael has headed the Flower on Every Grave Initiative at the Alabama National Cemetery.


Memorial Day Flowers is an opportunity for your associates to show family members that the sacrifices made by their interred loved ones are remembered.

The Foundation encourages that sponsor associates and family members participate in the laying of roses.

On May 28th, the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, each volunteer will carry a Sponsor Logo tote bag with a bucket with 125 roses.

Each corporate sponsor volunteer will receive a bouquet to take home. Each bouquet will be accompanied with a flower food sachet and a care handout.

Each $10,000 sponsors 100 buckets, 1 bucket contains 125  roses.


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Alabama National Cemetery