Walk of Honor

The City of Florence is now accepting nominations from the public for the Walk of Honor inductees on an annual basis. The Walk of Honor, located in the beautiful River Heritage Park, recognizes individuals of Florence and Lauderdale County who have achieved national or international acclaim.  This is a means to perpetuate the name and achievement of deserving individuals and give honor to either current or former citizens through a form of civic recognition.  

Areas of national or international accomplishment include, but not limited to:

Agriculture Government Music
Art Humanities Public Service
Athletics Literature Religion
Business Medical Science and Technology
Education Military  

Procedures for making a nomination and form to submit your entry may be obtained by:

  • Clicking on the links below for forms and information;
  • Picking up a copy from the Mayor's Office, 102 South Court Street - Suite 200, Florence, AL  35630; or
  • Calling the Mayor's Office at (256) 760-6400 to request the information through the mail.

After receiving nominations, the Walk of Honor Selection Committee will choose the inductees and a ceremony will be held in their honor.  A bronze plaque with a picture of the inductee, along with a brief inscription of their accomplishment, will be placed at the Walk of Honor. 

Please include any substantiating data and picture with your nomination form.

Initially, in 2007, there were sixteen inductees selected by the Committee to ensure a good cross section of the categories.  The plaques for this first group were placed in May of 2008 when the River Heritage Park opened.  From that point forward, the public has been invited to participate in the nomination process.  More inductees have been added each year.

List of Inductees

index.2What a tremendous legacy has been left for this community through the achievements of these individuals!  It is with deepest gratitude that we bestow our highest honor and recognition to them.  
In looking for a site for the Walk of Honor, there was really no question that it be placed in the beautiful, state-of-the-art River Heritage Park.    It adjoins the magnificent Marriott Shoals Hotel, Spa, and Conference Center Complex - a featured destination point of the South.

We encourage you to visit the Walk of Honor and share in the prestigious achievements of these individuals.  More information is available on each inductee at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library - Genealogy Room. 

Questions regarding the nomination process can be answered through the Mayor's Office at 256-760-6400, mmorgan@florenceal.org or mmurphy@florenceal.org.