Seniors Travel to the Alabama Veterans Museum

Seniors Travel to the Alabama Veterans Museum

January 27, 2010

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department invites senior adults ages 55 and over for a day trip to the Alabama Veterans Museum and Clarks Restaurant on Wednesday, January 27. Travel by bus to Athens Alabama, the site of the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives, located in the old L&N Freight Depot. The museum was the brainchild of the late Limestone County, Alabama, Veterans Service Officer Kenneth David.  In 1995 the officer exhibited a collection of artifacts to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II. He still had many artifacts left after the exhibit closed that contributors didn’t retrieve. He wanted a permanent place to display the artifacts to honor the brave men and women from the Civil War to the present who fought and died to keep our land free. It has been said that the charm of this museum is that it celebrates the accomplishments and sacrifices of the local service personnel and their families on the home front. After this interesting tour, participants will enjoy lunch at Clarks. This delightful local restaurant offers something for everyone, serving soups, salad, sandwiches, and daily homemade lunch specials.
Comfortable transportation will be provided from the Longview Recreation Center, 2909 Commonwealth Drive in Spring Hill. Check-in will begin at 9:45 a.m., and the group is estimated to return at 3:30 p.m.

The cost is $28 per person, and lunch is Dutch treat. Registration for this trip opens at 9 a.m. on Monday, January 4 and closes Wednesday, January 20, or when the trip is full. Registration may be made in person or by speaking with a receptionist at (615)302-0971, ext. 10. No messages please. To hold a reservation, payment must be received within 5 days of the initial registration. Payments may be mailed or made in person at the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill. Refunds are available through the last day of registration.

No membership is required. The Longview Recreation Center is a public facility, here to benefit the community. Anyone, including out-of-county residents, can register for and participate in classes and events held at Longview, even if you don’t have a facility pass! For more information on events at Longview please visit www.wcparksandrec.com.

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