RAINSVILLE, Ala. - More than three hundred people gathered in Rainsville to see the revealing of the veterans memorial wall one week ago. The city of Rainsville thought this was something that was needed to honor those who serve this community and country.
"We're really proud of it, especially for the hard work our Veterans have done for us and we wanted to give them something back they'd be proud of," says Kayron Guffey of the Rainsville Beautification Board.
This wall is something Councilman Rosson hold near and dear to his heart, being a veteran himself. The community helped him achieve his vision of this wall, even down to the manual labor.
"The people in the community built this wall ourselves. We laid the block. We poured the concrete. We had some gentle men come in and lay the rock and put the granite up, so that's what makes it so special," says Councilman Derick Rosson.
Another special touch to the memorial is what's signed on the back of the wall.
"A lot of people all over the county came in and have put their names on the wall. People came and said this is probably one of the nicest memorials they've seen around here. That's why I think it's so special."
The city of Rainsville plans to hold an annual ceremony every year at the wall on Veterans Day.