JROTC Visits The Alabama Veterans Museum

By: Yvonne Dempsey

The Alabama Veterans Museum is a great place to visit and an educational destination for school fieldtrips. We have hosted church and social groups, various clubs and organizations, homeschool groups, and school groups of all ages.

Recently, we were delighted to have 34 cadets from Lawrence County High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) tour our museum. The cadets were accompanied by Army Instructor MSG (R) Timothy McGillick, Senior Army Instructor LTC (R) David Shelly, and Nurse Stana Bolton. The JROTC Commander is Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Will Sanford and Cadet Command Sergeant Major Gabriel Brown who are both high school juniors this year.

The visitors were extremely attentive and inquisitive throughout the tour, and showed great interest in history and the military. LTC Shelly commented that the tour was “well organized with very knowledgeable staff to provide additional information about the museum’s wonderful collection of military equipment, weapons, and memorabilia.”

We were delighted to have these cadets visit the museum and wish them well in their future endeavors. We enjoy seeing young people appreciate the tremendous sacrifices and patriotism of the veterans and their families that are highlighted in the exhibits and stories on display at our museum.

Please call the museum at (256)771-7578 to schedule group tours. Our normal hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. However, we will be closed for the holidays beginning at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 19. We will reopen on Monday, January 2.

By: Yvonne Dempsey