Thursday, August 3, 2017

Alabama VI

While visiting Birmingham on this last trip to Alabama, we came across references to a Veterans Memorial Park, so, naturally, we decided to check it out.

When we arrived all we found was this trailer and the sign and we thought, "Oh, the park is the memorial," but we decided to walk down the path a bit anyway.

Not too far off into the woods we came upon this astounding memorial.

Inside the memorial are more that 11,000 names of Alabamans that have died defending the country in our 20th and 21st century wars, the obelisk like feature and a variety of quotations from the Presidents during the various wars.

The pillars, outside, are individual tributes to 36 heroes among whom are the 25 Medal of Honor recipients from Georgia. I will write more about them in a later post.

1224 are listed as the lost from Alabama

Upon the walls are these quotes from Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon regarding our efforts in Southeast Asia.

Next time, we will return to Arizona, so join me there as always at 9:00am.

To see additional memorials from Alabama, or any other state, click on the state name on the left side of this page

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