The first City of Semmes Park, Semmes Honor Park, is a park to honor all veterans, was founded under the leadership of Mayor Judy Hale. Mayor Hale was the first mayor of the City of Semmes.
The beautiful landscaped Park is located south of Moffett Road at 4100 Wulff Road East, in the heart of Semmes. The park has an Amphitheater that is used for memorial services and other community activities. Comfortable benches provide a peaceful quiet place to sit and reflect upon the great freedoms we enjoy.
American Patriotism has always been an important part of life in Semmes. There are numerous active and retired military that call Semmes home. Mary G. Montgomery High School has an excellent ROTC program.
Listed below is a small representation of the many veterans that have served beginning in the War of 1812.
War of 1812 -Indian Creek War in Florida
Samuel Vickers was born in 1792 and lived in the Lott Road and McCrary Rd. vicinity near Box Road and fought in the Indian Creek War in Florida, and the War of 1812.
American Civil War
Perry W. Allen joined Company 1, 21st Alabama Volunteers and was in the Battle of Corinth and Farmington, the Siege of Fort Morgan. He was taken prisoner and sent to New Orleans for two months when he was transferred to Elmira Prison for 9 months. He was paroled June 15, 1865 returning to Semmes (Albritton Precinct) and marrying Tempy Malinda Pierce on December 7, 1865. He died in Semmes on January 10, 1911 and was buried in his Confederate Gray to honor his old comrades in Allentown Cemetery.
World War I
Harry Felton Poole
John A. Lowery (Killed in Action)
Dr. Leonard T. Lane-Army Medical Corp.
Dual R. Tanner
World War II
Pollard Family -Five Sons
Air Force- James (Jack) Pollard
Army- Posey (Pete)
Navy-Hiram Pollard, Edward Pollard, Thad Pollard
Dodd Family-Five Sons
Air Force-Steve Dodd
Army- Bill Dodd, John Dodd
Scrapbook of Memories, 1996
Betsy Dodd-Dodd Family Nursery History
Preserving our History