Alabama Soldier Stories...
Tucked away in the closets and attics amidst withered scrapbooks and newspaper clippings are stories of men and women who were called upon to fight for their country and they answered. At the Alabama Veterans Memorial, we don't think those who fought, whether it be WWI or the Persian Gulf, should ever have to fight to be remembered.
Our book, entitled Identifying Courage, is a compilation of stories designed to identify the courage of people all around us, both living and dead, who fought for the freedom of their country. The book includes detailed accounts of ordinary people who were asked to do something extraordinary. The stories chronicle heroism in every conflict of the 20th Century and include actual family photos and recollections from family members and veterans alike.
Hidden away, where most of us never see, there are words engraved in the memories of mothers and fathers. Sons and daughters. Brothers and sisters. Wives and Husbands. Words that forever remind the ones who loved of the ones they knew - who served, who fought, who died. The Alabama Veterans Memorial Foundation is proud to share a few of these memories with you.