HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - The people at Liberty Learning Foundation have dedicated their lives to educating students about what it means to be an American citizen. The foundation provides nearly every school district in the state with a 10-week program teaching kids what it's like to be a "super citizen" and why being an American is great.
Part of that curriculum teaches students about the people who have contributed to our nation's history - like veterans.
"We're just very grateful for the contributions veterans make to our country," said Wayne Olson, Executive Director of Development for the Liberty Learning Foundation.
Olson says when they heard about the 70th Anniversary Celebration of the end of WWII - Victory Day - they knew they had to contribute in some way. A big way.
In the days leading up to the celebration on August 10th, The Liberty Learning Foundation's Next Great American Tour Bus will be traveling to area businesses gathering signatures of support on a massive "Huntsville Signs and Salutes" banner.
On Thursday, the bus will park near the Greene Street Farmers Market, so the public can have the opportunity to add their signatures. During the anniversary celebration the banner will be presented to the veterans.
"We really wanted to give it a good push and give them a great final celebration for all the things they did for our country," said Olson.
If you would like to add your signature to the "Huntsville Signs and Salutes" banner, just stop by Greene Street Market this Thursday from 3:30 to 8:00 p.m.