Our 2017 National Day of Prayer Breakfast will be Thursday, May 18 at 8:00 a.m. This year's speaker is ABC 33/40 television anchor Brenda Ladun.
Brenda is well-known in the state, is an exceptional speaker, and as a cancer survivor she has written three very inspiring books rooted in her deep Christian faith. She is very positive about reliance on faith in overcoming adversity and her message is uplifting and hopeful, drawing on her personal experiences and those whose stories she has covered as part of her ongoing television news series “Matters of Faith.”
"I want to speak about hope for our future, not just in Alabama but in our Nation, and not giving up when times are tough. The tough times don't last, especially with faith, hope and prayer. I had cancer in my body, but there are other cancers that show up in our communities -- crime, unforgiveness -- and what can we do about it? We can pray, and we can use our hands and feet to fight these cancers."
You may order tickets by calling Jodie Wasyluka at (205) 665-3535 x 1045, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $20 per person, and include a hot buffet breakfast.
Experience the power and drama of America's struggle for independence, liberty and self-government. Step back in history to the time of the American Revolution. Visit with patriots who helped frame what America is today. See the American Village at work as we engage and inspire youth and adults alike to know American history, cherish the ideals of liberty and serve our country as good citizens and leaders.
ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE 10-4 M-F:
Tour the National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor
The National Veterans Shrine is patterned after Philadelphia's Carpenters Hall. The Shrine honors our veterans' service and sacrifice for America and its freedom. It features major sculpture and paintings by nationally-renowned artists. Interactive media, artifacts and exhibits will help answer the questions: "Who are our country's veterans?" "What did they do for our country?" and "What do we owe them?"
Housed within the Shrine is the Veterans Register of Honor, a website and database containing photographs, biographical sketches, and stories of America's veterans and active members of the United States Armed Forces.
Visit the Oval Office
The American Village Oval Office is the only full-scale replica in the country fully accessible to public and school visitors.
Explore the Randall Museum
Dioramas depicting significantevents in American history, as well as figures of all the American Presidents and First Ladies are presented in miniature.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES (availability varies by day - see the schedule of events for today's activities):
Begin your tour in the Estes Theatre with the Liberty Experience Orientation Video
Join the Continental Army
Enlist in George Washington’s Continental Army and march, shoulder to shoulder, towards America’s independence.
Meet a Famous Patriot of the Past
You could meet George Washinton, Martha Washington, Patrick Henry, Abigail Adams, Lucy Knox, Phillis Wheatley, Thomas Jefferson, or other famous Americans!
Protest the Stamp Act
The year is 1775 and the American colonists have had enough of the new British taxes. Protest against these measures and let the tax collector know just how you feel.
Enjoy Colonial Games on the Green
Have you ever tried to roll a hoop? Do you think you can hit the trap ball? The Colonial Games Players are ready to teach you!
Colonial American Justice
Hear how trials were conducted during the 18th Century, and find out what awaited those who received a verdict of “guilty.”
Continental Army Field Medicine
Soldiers in the Continental Army often had forces working against them that were even more frightening than the redcoats. Matron Sarah Ray will explain the “cutting edge” medical practices of the day.
THE LIBERTY EXPERIENCE ADMISSION PRICES:
- Veterans and Active Military - FREE
- Adults - $10
- Seniors (60+) - $9
- Youth (5-17) - $9
- Children 4 and under - FREE