The Alabama Veterans Museum was formed to create, maintain and operate an institution to honor and perpetuate the memories of all men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. We are the number one attraction in Limestone County, and an active member of the community.
Each year the museum hosts school tours, veterans’ group meetings, commemorative events and special programs. The role of our museum is not only to entertain, but to educate. We want to convey the incredible sacrifices and intensity of a world at war. Those who tour our facility learn a valuable history lesson in that our freedom is not free; it was bought by the men and women of this country and others, many of whom paid the supreme sacrifice.
We have been offered a unique fundraising opportunity. Any donations made to the museum between 1 September, 2015 and 31 December, 2015 will be matched up to $100,000! The following is an excerpt from the letter we received with this generous offer:
”Throughout the years we have listened to your stories and love of the museum and the people you worked with. Sharon and I appreciate your support, participation and hard work you did for our veterans. So in the name of patriotism, we would like to challenge the museum and its members to raise funds between September 2015 through December 31, 2015. I consider Limestone County as my roots and enjoy the chance to give back. Any funds that are collected as donations from the community, we will match up to $100,000 .Whatever the amount is, we would like it made in the names of Vicki Bedingfield and Lerman Gey. We hope this inspires and excites its members and community…Patriotically yours, Wayne and Sharon Gey.”
This money will be used to ensure the museum continues to serve our community. This would be a great time to make your tax deductible contribution. Please contact the museum at 256-771-7578 for any questions you may have concerning this program.
It is coming down to the wire on our “Threads of Honor” quilt fundraiser! We still have a limited number of rays that may be purchased for $25.00. Marlene Isom and her quilters are working diligently to ensure that it is completed for the great unveiling on Veterans Day, November 11th. The unveiling will be held at the museum at 11:30, the public is invited to join us for this special occasion.
Also in honor of Veterans Day, we will be partnering with Canebrake Club HOA for our first Golf Tournament! The tournament will be held at the Canebrake Club on Friday, 6 November, 2015. Foursome Team: $500.00, Foursome + Mulligan Pack: $600.00. Sponsorships available. Contact the museum or Canebrake HOA for more information.
By: Sandra Thompson, Director, Alabama Veterans’ Museum