Civitaph World War II Memorial to be re-dedicated on Veterans Day | Events
The re-dedication ceremony will start Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and will be the start of the City's festivities for Veterans' Day Celebration. We have a World War II veteran Albert Carroll who was a Marine that was deployed on four different campaigns the most famous of which is Iwo Jimma where the historic picture of the troops raising the American Flag was taken. The 151st Army National Guard Band will play as well as the Mayor, the Civitan President Bob Cheney and others will speak briefly and other military and local leaders are expected to be in attendance.
August 1944, the Montgomery Civitan Club conceived the idea of an everlasting memorial to the men and women of Montgomery County who gave their lives for the four freedoms, something that would be a real part of the city and county and which would be treasured for many years. The Civitaph, which is located directly in front of the Federal Building, on Church and Lee Streets, was also designed to perpetuate the ideals that our men and women died for, namely, the Four Freedoms: Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear, Freedom of Worship, and Freedom of Speech. Soil from many battle fields was put in the four openings at the base in which grass is growing, making this a living monument.
Information Source: Montgomery Civitan Club