Village is open to the public with free admission on Memorial Day, Monday, May
28 - A day to celebrate the United States of America and honor those who have
served and sacrificed for liberty.
“We invite you to
join us in special tributes on this Memorial Day to America’s veterans,"
said American Village president and CEO Tom Walker. "We hope you will take
this opportunity to experience the National Veterans Shrine, and consider
adding someone you know who has served or is serving in the U. S. Armed Forces to the Veterans Register
of Honor. I encourage you to help us tell the stories of our veterans. We owe
them our thanks, respect and honor.”
The American Village Above and Beyond Award for outstanding service and patriotism will be given to Mr.
Robert Lightfoot, Jr., for advancing the vision for space exploration as Acting
Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – NASA’s
highest-ranking official and senior space advisor to the President; and as
eleventh Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center.
Village will open Monday at 10:00 a.m. Scheduled events begin at 10:30 a.m. and
continue until 3:00 p.m. “A Salute to Our Veterans” begins at 11:00 a.m. in
Liberty Hall. The Montevallo Community Chorale will present a special musical
tribute to veterans of the Vietnam War. A wreath laying ceremony will take
place at 1:00 in front of the National Veterans Shrine.
Day is a somber occasion, we also celebrate what our country’s veterans fought
for – our freedoms as Americans. Memorial Day events at the American Village include
hands-on children’s activities, drilling with Washington’s Continental Army, 18th
Century games, Colonial Crime and Punishment, and opportunities to meet Patrick
Henry, Martha Washington and other revolutionary figures. Other activities are available
throughout the day:
our replica Oval Office and Concord Bridge
the Pettus Randall Miniature Museum of American History
the display of vintage military vehicles next to the USO Canteen in Estes
Village is located at 3727
Highway 119 in Montevallo, Alabama.
information, call 665-3535 ext. 1031 or visit our website, www.americanvillage.org.