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American Village to dedicate National Veterans Shrine

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American Village will unveil it's newest addition on Monday.The National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor will be dedicated to our veterans who have served and to our active military who are serving in the Armed Forces of the United States. American Village President and CEO Tom Walker said, "The enshrinement of hallowed ground from around the world - from Normandy to the Mid east and Southeast Asia and the Philippines - will be a poignant reminder that 'freedom is not free.'"

United States Senator Jeff Sessions, Congressman Spencer Bachus, Lt. Governor Kay Ivey, and Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard are among the dignitaries slated to help dedicate the new shrine on Monday, February 17, at 1:00 p.m. The National Veterans Shrine is modeled after Carpenters Hall in Philadelphia, which was the meeting place of the first Continental Congress. Also, two sculptures and nine paintings will be dedicated.

Another unique feature of the shrine is the Veterans Register of Honor. It's a multi-media studio where individual veterans are honored with "mini movies" based on pictures and information entered into the registry by family members, online.

Walker said. "The work of the National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor is telling the stories of hundreds of thousands of patriotic men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America defending our country and its freedom. They came from all walks of life. They were strengthened by family and faith. In war and peace they served and sacrificed. Their lives, and ours, were forever changed. They became a band of brothers, and sisters. They all have stories that must be told. Theirs are no ordinary lives. Theirs are the faces of service and sacrifice."

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