Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Alabama III

Just south of the Tennessee state line on I-65 is the Ardmore Welcome Center. Near Athens, Alabama, the center is home to a Vietnam memorial erected by local VVA members. Near exit 365, it lists 1213 names from the state lost in 'Nam.

It sits in a beautiful tree covered park like setting along with a Korean memorial and something you don't always see!

The memorial lists names by county, has a depiction of The Three Servicemen, and a biblical verse.

By the way, here is that thing you don't always see! A Saturn IB missile! Huntsville, Alabama, not far from here is one of NASA's locations and also the home to Space Camp, so this does not seem so oddly out of place, knowing that!


 Next time, we will visit Gilbert, Arizona. So join me on the 28th, as always, at 9:00am!

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