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.
Teachers, we invite you and your students to help honor those in every generation who served and sacrificed for the cause of liberty. We have prepared a classroom kit to help your students gather information about their family members in order to add their names, histories and stories to the Register of Honor. This is a downloadable PDF, and includes lesson plans, tips on how to interview a veteran, and classroom activities. Click here to download.