Alabama War Veterans Monument - Montgomery, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo
N 32° 22.728 W 086° 17.785
16S E 566183 N 3582641
Quick Description: This monument to all Alabama veterans of all American wars is located outside of the American Legion's Alabama War Memorial building.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 7/26/2012 7:14:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMEZ4G
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
While the obelisk itself is in good shape, the rest of the memorial to Alabama war veterans in the Veteran's Courtyard has suffered from the hands of vandals. The pedestals for eight monuments are still there, but the statues that used to stand on them have been moved to a spot under the Alabama Capitol (see WMDVXY, Statues Under the Alabama Capitol - Montgomery, Alabama). The American Legion has placed planters on the pedestals, which still have their dedicatory words.

The obelisk and courtyard are open to the public. My hope is that people will visit to remember those who served and, in doing so, state with their actions that those who have the freedom to do such damage cannot defeat our honoring of those who have served our nation. The memorial can be seen from the street, but the times I have been there, the gates have been open.

The American Legion's Alabama War Memorial is located at 120 N. Jackson Street, Montgomery, Alabama.
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
Revolutionary War War of 1812 War Between the States Spanish-American War World War I World War II Korea Vietnam

In Honor Of: Alabama War Veterans

Marker Text:

Who Put it Here?: Alabama Department of the American Legion

Description of Memorial:
The monument is composed of a large column and a courtyard with eight pedestals honoring specific wars. I found it by visiting waymarks in the area.

Date of dedication: Not listed

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