Regiment of Columns
Veterans and their families are the soul of The Memorial Plaza. Their thoughts, letters, telegrams, and personal histories are are cast in metal and mounted with other reliefs on the 36 columns standing tall and proud upon the hilltop of the Park. Many of the "testaments" contributed to The Alabama Veterans Memorial Foundation are cast in metal and mounted with other reliefs on a series of columns standing tall and proud upon the hilltop Memorial complex. These 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 one they lost - are now engraved forever in this Memorial Plaza. Also permanently memorialized on the columns are the citations of Alabama's 25 Medal of Honor recipients engraved in brushed aluminum plaque castings. In addition to the Medal of Honor citations and personal "last letters" is original patriotic artwork produced by Alabama artists.