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National Veterans Shrine Dedication


The National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor at the American Village was  dedicated on Washington's Birthday, Monday, February 17, 2014. Over 1,000 were in attendance for the dedication ceremonies, which included enshrinement of battlefield soils from around the world where American men and women of the Armed Forces gave their last full measure of devotion for America and our freedoms.


Memorial Day at the American Village


The American Village recognizes Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. “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 also take this opportunity to experience the National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor, dedicated to those in every generation who served and sacrificed for America and for liberty.”

Gates open and scheduled events begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue until 3:00 p.m. “A Salute to Our Veterans” begins at 11:30 a.m. in Liberty Hall. The Montevallo Community Chorale will present a special musical tribute. A wreath laying ceremony will take place at 1:00 in front of the Veterans Shrine. While Memorial Day is a somber occasion, we also celebrate what our veterans fought for – our freedoms as Americans. Memorial Day events at the American Village include a reenactment of the first Purple Heart ceremony, drilling with Washington’s Continental Army, 18th Century games, and opportunities to meet Patrick Henry, George Washington and other revolutionary figures. 


Host a Revolutionary Event at the American Village

Choose the American Village as the site of your next event. Inspired by some of America’s most historic places, the American Village offers a remarkable setting. 

Only at the American Village can your guests be part of an American celebration. Great themes, great food, and outstanding program choices can make your meeting or group tour truly revolutionary. 

Contact our Private Events Coordinator at (205) 665-3535 extension 1045.

July 4, 2018 - July 4, 2027

Independence Day 1776

May 28, 2018 - May 31, 2027

Memorial Day at the American Village

November 11, 2014

Veterans Day

June 1 - August 31, 2014

Veterans Salute Sundays

May 26, 2014

Memorial Day 2014