Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the Patriot’s Mosaic?
The Patriot’s Mosaic is a 15 foot x 15 foot image made up of over 1200 5-inch square photographs of veterans. Standing a few feet in front of the wall the viewer will see rows and columns of photographs. Standing a further distance away, the viewer will notice an image taking shape. Standing much further away, the viewer will see a patriotic image. The Patriot’s Mosaic Project will consist of a series of 10 mosaics, one unveiled each year beginning in 2013.

Where is the Patriot’s Mosaic located?
The most recently produced Mosaic will be displayed on the grounds of the Historic Huntsville Depot Museum at 320 Church Street, in downtown Huntsville. It will be near the Gothic Guild Patriot’s Gateway entrance of the Huntsville Madison County Veteran’s Memorial.

When will the Patriot’s Mosaic be on display?
Each Veteran’s Day from November 2013 through November 2022 a new mosaic will be unveiled and displayed for one year on the grounds of the Huntsville Depot Museum before being relocated elsewhere.

How long will the Patriot’s Mosaic be on display?
The mosaic will be up for at least one year. Our plan is to unveil a new mosaic each Veteran’s Day through 2022 (a series of 10 mosaics).

How do I get a photo in the Patriot’s Mosaic?
Complete the order form, upload the photograph(s), and submit your payment by the September 30th deadline.

When is the deadline for uploading a picture?
We will be collecting pictures from November 12th through September 30th each year (or until we receive 1300 images).

Does the person in the photo have to be in uniform?
Photos in uniform are preferred, but others will certainly be accepted.

Can the picture be of someone standing up or does it need to be a close-up of their face?
The best pictures will be those considered headshots (shoulders & head). Since the individual pictures will be 5 inches square, close-ups will work best.

Can I submit more than one picture of the same person?
Yes you certainly can, but it will need to be a different photo. For example submit one in a dress uniform and the second one in a daily uniform.

Is there a limit to the number of veterans each person can send in?
No, honor as many veterans as you have pictures of.

Do the photographs have to any particular size?
Yes. The pictures must be at least 5 inches by 5 inches (1.5mb) and have a resolution of 300dpi
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The picture I have is in black and white, does that matter?
Absolutely not, we can use either color or black and white pictures.

Does the person in the photo have to be living?
No. The only requirement is that they have served, or are serving, our nation in one of the branches of the military.

My picture is old, and I do not have it on my computer, how can I get it scanned in and uploaded.
You can bring your photograph to the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum or the Huntsville Depot Museum during regular business hours and our gift shop staff can assist you with completing the order, payment, and uploading the photos.

I’m having difficulty uploading a picture…HELP!
You can bring your photograph to the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum or the Huntsville Depot Museum during regular business hours and our gift shop staff can assist you with completing the order, payment, and uploading the photos.

The photos in the example look really small – are they going to be that small in the mosaic?
The photos in the mosaic will be approximately 5-inches square.

Where do I park to see the Patriot’s Mosaic?
Free parking is available in the Depot’s parking lot.



The Patriot’s
Pathway Initiative

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.

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