Patriot's Mosaic Project
Honor the veterans in your life, and help create a unique artistic tribute to the brave men and women who have served our nation.
On Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 1:45pm The Historic Huntsville Depot will unveil this year’s Patriot’s Mosaic, an artistic tribute to those who have served this great country. In keeping with the mission of the EarlyWorks Family of Museums this year’s unveiling ceremony will be led by students from across our community. Musical tributes will be performed by the Buckhorn High School Band and the Westminster Christian Academy Choir. Our nations colors will be presented by the Lee High School JROTC and Riverton Intermediate School will feature patriotic poems read by the 6th grade poetry contest winners.
The festivities for the unveiling will begin shortly after the Veteran’s Day Parade concludes. This event is free to the public and all are invited to join the celebration.
Individuals who have pre-ordered or wish to purchase posters of the 2015 Patriot’s Mosaic will be able to do so. Following the unveiling, posters will be available for pick-up or purchase on the Depot grounds at the white tent near the Depot’s picnic pavilion.
What is the Patriot's Mosaic?
The Patriot’s Mosaic, on display at the Huntsville Depot Museum, is a 15 foot x 15 foot patriotic image made up of 1296 5-inch square photographs of veterans. A series of ten mosaics will be produced with one unveiled each Veteran’s Day through 2022. Created in 2013 as a fund-raising project for educational development at The EarlyWorks Family of Museums, the Visions of Vets Patriot’s Mosaic honors those who have served our country as a member of the armed forces. The Patriot’s Mosaic is produced in part through a partnership with the Madison County Commission. The images that have been submitted for the Patriot’s Mosaic Project are a cross section of our country’s military history and represent all branches of service and many of the wars and conflicts the USA has been a part of since the Revolutionary War. More important than the branch of service or the time each served are the stories of the veterans represented in these photographs. These are the faces of freedom…Americans who sacrificed all that was asked by their country in the building of this great nation.
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Submit a Photo
Include your veteran in this unique artistic tribute. We accept photo submissions year-round—submissions received between November 12th and October 9th will be included in the next November 11th Mosaic. Upload your photo online (a donation of $25 per image is required) or bring a your donation and a hardcopy of your photo to the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum for our staff to scan.
The goal of this initiative is to create and maintain an esthetically pleasing and educational public access walkway between the grounds of the Historic Huntsville Depot and the Madison County Veteran’s Memorial.
On Veteran’s Day 2013 the Historic Huntsville Depot dedicated the Gothic Guild Patriot’s Gateway. The gateway officially connects the grounds of the Historic Huntsville Depot to the Madison County Veteran’s Memorial Park. Now visitors can walk from the Depot to the Veteran’s Memorial and learn from the seven educational kiosks that make up the Patriot’s Pathway.
The Patriot’s Mosaic Project is a primary element of the Pathway Initiative, and will help ensure an aesthetically pleasing transition for all those choosing to access the Veteran’s Memorial via the Pathway.