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Civil War Memorial - Montgomery, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo
N 32° 22.730 W 086° 17.775
16S E 566198 N 3582645
Quick Description: This memorial to those who fought in the "War Between the States" is located in the Veteran's Courtyard next to the American Legion Alabama Headquarters.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/26/2011 8:39:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMD6HM
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Civil War Monument is part of a larger memorial to veterans of all of America's wars. It is located outside of the American Legion's Alabama War Memorial building. The address of the Alabama War Memorial building is 120 N. Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL 36104.

At one time there was a statue on the marble pedestal, but vandalism took its toll and the American Legion removed the remains and put up the planter which has flowers during the growing season. One can still take time to pause and reflect as one reads the words on the base. Those who did the damage have freedom because of the sacrifices made by the veterans being honored. By coming to visit this memorial we honor those who served and tell the vandals they will not defeat us.

The words on the monument are:

ON FAME'S ETERNAL
CAMPING GROUND
THEIR SILENT TENTS
ARE SPREAD
Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: American Legion Alabama Headquarters

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Other or General Civil War

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Date Installed or Dedicated: Not listed

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