Ground was broken on July 4, 2012 for the National Veterans Shrine at the American Village. Patterned after Philadelphia’s Carpenters Hall, the National Veterans Shrine will honor our veterans’ service and sacrifice for America and its freedom. The Shrine will feature major sculpture and paintings by nationally-renowned artists. Interactive media, artifacts and exhibits will answer the questions: “Who are our country’s veterans?” “What did they do for our country?” and “What do we owe them?”
The public dedication ceremony of the National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor at the American Village is scheduled for Washington's Birthday, Monday, February 17, 2014. More details will be announced soon.
Meanwhile, to help prepare for the grand opening of the Shrine and Register of Honor, the web portion of the Veterans Register of Honor is now operational. We invite veterans, their families, and friends to visit the site and learn how they can without charge, register biographical sketches of Alabama’s and America's veterans and active members of the United States Armed Forces. Individuals can also upload up to five photographs and three videos. Click on the link below to visit the site.
We offer a free downloadable PDF that will provide an outline of the information that may be included in the Register of Honor. This guide will help you have all the data you need in one place before registering your veteran honoree.
The National Veterans Shrine will be dedicated in a public ceremony on February 17, 2014.