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Renovated Hall of Heroes unveiled at Madison County Courthouse

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. - The refurbished Hall of Heroes display at the Madison County Courthouse was finally unveiled Friday.

The Madison County Military Heritage Commission and the Madison County Commission worked together to build a new Hall of Heroes that does justice in recognizing Madison County veterans who are valor decorated.

Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong said this renovated Hall of Heroes display is a project that has been very touching to be a part of.

"Many people come into this courthouse and to see those that have fallen, that were from Madison County, to preserve our freedom, is nothing better than the first thing you come in and see," says Strong.

Madison County Military Heritage Commission President Bob Marshall said he wants the display to spark appreciation in people for our veterans.

"To continue to remind us how precious our freedom is, and we know it's precious because what it took to pass it on, they gave so much for all of us," he said.

Marshall said most veterans don't like to talk about their accomplishments. Hall of Heroes inductee Jebron Pamplin is a great example of that humility.

"I received a bronze Star "V" Device, they say for valor but I don't consider myself a hero," said Pamplin.

Pamplin said he is overwhelmed by the honor to join the ranks of these particular heroes.

"But you know it's a humbling feeling to be among such wonderful people as these," he said,".

There have been 365 Madison County veterans inducted into the Hall of Heroes since it started 40 years ago. There will be six new inductees next week.