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.
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. A series of ten mosaics will be produced with one unveiled each Veteran’s Day at the Huntsville Depot Museum through 2022.
The images included in each Patriot’s Mosaic 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 each of these veterans. These are the faces of freedom….Americans who sacrificed all that was asked by their country in the building of this great nation. The men and women who stand at the ready to defend liberty around the world.
You are encouraged to include your veteran in this unique tribute. Upload your photo online (a donation of $25 per image is required) or bring a hardcopy of your photo to the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum or the Historic Huntsville Depot. Be sure to pre-order a poster of the Patriot’s Mosaic--posters will be available at the dedication on Veteran’s Day (at the Depot) or include postage to have yours mailed to any address. Submissions received between November 12th and September 30th will be included in the next November 11th Mosaic.
The Patriot’s Mosaic is being produced in part through a partnership with the Madison County Commission.
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.