Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Alabama XIV

I am a day late with this post and for that I apologize, but at John Lennon is credited with saying, "Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans."

So, live happened and I'm late and I'll try to stay on track from here on in.

Huntsville, Alabama is perhaps best known for being the home of a large NASA facility and "Space Camp," but, it also has this beautiful memorial to all her veterans.

It is located at 200 Monroe Street, NW and would be hard to miss as it is huge.

As you enter you are met by this panel and several others; reminders of the gifts veterans give their fellow citizens and our nation.

Many involvements are honored here and not the least of which is Vietnam. A brief summary of the war and many names of the lost are listed here.

A time line flows along the wall enclosing the area and water streams throughout creating a living memorial from a grateful community.

Bricks abound honoring many others. The dates are not explained and could signify any number of things. These bricks are available if you would like to honor a loved one. Contact the site at:adminperson@HMCVM.org.

Since I visited the site a number of features have been added including several statues based upon Huntsville resident veterans.

Next time, on the 20th, we will return to Arizonz, so join me then at 9:00am.

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

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