Section 16-44A-52

Purpose.

The Alabama Veterans Living Legacy shall fulfill four vital public purposes, namely:

(1) Publicly to remember, respect, thank, and honor United States veterans, living and dead, and active members of the Armed Forces, especially those with ties to Alabama, and prominently to present their individual and collective names, biographical sketches, stories, and photographs, thereby inspiring youth and general visitors to a lasting appreciation of their faithful service and heroic sacrifices for our nation and the cause of liberty.

(2) To teach students and youth the vital lessons of liberty which our veterans have served, as an essential foundation for good citizenship which upholds the freedom and system of self-government secured by our veterans.

(3) To receive, welcome, orient, and engage local, regional, and national visitors to the Alabama Veterans Living Legacy, National Veterans Shrine and Interpretive Gateway at the American Village and adjoining National Veterans Cemetery.

(4) To provide a separate and distinct means to extend condolences and hospitality to those surviving family members bereaved by the loss of a veteran.

(Act 2008-551, p. 1198, §3.)