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Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Memorial Fountains

Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial

 
 
Memorial Fountains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
1. Memorial Fountains Marker
Inscription. The Memorial Fountain System begins with a flow of water cascading over the continuous weir, which is punctuated by 8 Black Granite Markers. This flow symbolizes the blood which has been spilled defending our nation's freedom and flows into the Sacrifice Pool, the Courage Pool, and the Defender Fountain. The small white headstones in the Defenders Fountain are replicas of those in Arlington National Cemetery and represent all of our fallen warriors. Water feeds through the Defender Fountain into the Freedom Fountain, thus providing a contained circular flow. The pulsating streams of water rising above the Memorial from the Freedom Fountain reminds us that this is a living tribute to all veterans and gives the sense of life, liberty, and freedom springing forth from a grateful community.
 
Erected 2011 by The Veterans Memorial Foundation.
 
Location. 34° 44.052′ N, 86° 35.286′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Monroe Street Northwest and Jefferson Street North, on the right when traveling west on Monroe Street Northwest. Touch for map. Located in Gateway Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Monroe St NW, Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Courage image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
2. Courage
The pool and statue remind us of the extradordinary courage of frontline soldiers in the heat of battle. The flowing water represents the blood spilled by millions of our servicemen and women. The statue depicts three American Infantry "doughboys" coming out of the relative protection of a trench during World War I to attack and defend the enemy. This took great Courage indeed! The three Madison County Veterans who modeled for these statues are: Sergeant First Class Chad C. Perry, Army Reserve, who served in combat in Afgahanistan; Major Jeff Owen and Russell M. Spry, who both served in combat in Iraq with the Alabama National Guard.
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Global War on Terrorism (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War (within shouting distance of this marker); Persian Gulf War (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Time Capsule (within shouting distance of this marker); Commitment/Oath, Creed, And Code of Conduct (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Also see . . .  Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial. (Submitted on September 19, 2013.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, 2nd IraqWar, AfghanistanWar, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
Memorial Fountains image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
3. Memorial Fountains
World War I image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
4. World War I
World War II image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
5. World War II
Korean War image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
6. Korean War
Vietnam War image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
7. Vietnam War
Persian Gulf War image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
8. Persian Gulf War
Global War on Terrorism image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
9. Global War on Terrorism
Freedom Necessitates Readiness for War image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
10. Freedom Necessitates Readiness for War
Dedicated to the Citizen Soldier image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
11. Dedicated to the Citizen Soldier
Duty image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
12. Duty
The U.S. Flag represents "Duty." The flag reminds us all of the servicemen's commitment to defend and serve under her. The flag pole is one of the tallest in North America. It is 140 feet tall and continues twelve feet in the ground. The U.S. Flag itself is 30 feet by 60 feet in size and weights 130 pounds.
Duty image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
13. Duty
The U.S. Flag
Courage Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
14. Courage Fountain
Courage * Sacrifice * Duty image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
15. Courage * Sacrifice * Duty
Sacrifice image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
16. Sacrifice
This pool and statue reminds us of the human sacrifice paid for freedom. The flowing water represents the blood spilled by millions of our servicemen and women. The statue depict the willingness to sacrifice self for country, save a fallen comrade and leave no one behind. The three Madison County Veterans who modeled for these statues are: Sergeant Everett L Carter, Sr., and airborne infantryman who fought in Vietnam in the 1960s; Sergeant Hubble Hainline, who was severely wounded serving in Iraq; and Sergeant Jessica Newey Carter, who was also wounded in Iraq.
Sacrifice Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
17. Sacrifice Fountain
Defender Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 3, 2011
18. Defender Fountain
The small white headstones in the Defenders Fountain are replicas of those in Arlington National Cemetery and represent all of our fallen warriors.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. submitted on September 18, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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