May 14 2001


 "I join the Governor and other State officials in urging leaders of veterans organizations throughout our country to come to Alabama this July 4th as the American Village civic education center is dedicated as a living legacy to honor veterans and their service."

"When I visited the American Village I was deeply impressed by its commitment to bring to life again the tried and true principles that support our Constitution and our system of self-government."

"Alabamians and Americans should be proud there is a place in our country that helps history and government be more meaningful to young people who emerge as our citizens and leaders."

"I look forward to working with the American Village and I am honored to join other Alabama leaders in welcoming national visitors and media this July 4th for this dedication."