Veterans and active members of the U.S. Armed Forces are invited to enjoy Independence Day at the American Village free of charge. Admission for family members is just $5 per person. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. and activities begin at 11:30, continuing through a spectacular fireworks display at twilight's last gleaming. A salute to veterans and active military will be a part of the evening program, which begins at 7:00 p.m. A Veterans Canteen and USO Show are also a part of the day's events.
For a complete schedule of events for Independence Day at the American Village, visit www.americanvillage.org.
Please join us at the American Village in Montevallo on Memorial Day (Monday, May 29) in a day of remembrance for those in every generation who have served and sacrificed for the cause of liberty.
A special "Salute to Veterans" will take place at 11 a.m. in Liberty Hall. There is no admission charge. Family-friendly activities continue through 3 p.m.
The service begins in the Colonial Chapel at 11:00 a.m. and culminates at the National Veterans Shrine shortly after noon. There will be a moment of silence at 11:11 (the eleventh minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day, of the 11th month), prayers, responsive readings, and hymns. An honor guard of retired military will escort hallowed ground from three overseas battlefields to be enshrined beneath the statue on the plaza in front of the Veterans Shrine. These join more than 30 other soils so enshrined. Members of the public attending the service will have the opportunity to place a poppy and toll a bell in honor of veterans in their family. The American Village will lay a poppy wreath at the National Veterans Shrine in honor of all veterans.