Time Capsule to be Buried at Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Dozens of veterans gathered at Floyd E. "Tut" Fann State Veterans Home on Saturday for a briefing on the second phase of the Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial.

The memorial will be adding several new features this fall, including an eternal flame, educational walkway, and several statues that are modeled after local veterans.

A key part of phase two of the Veterans Memorial in Huntsville is the addition of a time capsule.  It will be buried at the memorial and not resurface for 50 years -- the year 2062.

Bob Drolet, Brigadier General, USA (Ret) and co-chair for the memorial says he thinks the time capsule is a wonderful way for future veterans to learn how military life was in the past.

"The idea of the time capsule is to bury memorabilia from World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and others in a time capsule," says Drolet. "Then in 50 years, dig it up, expose what was buried, and then have that generation 50 years from now bury what they think was significant."

Drolet says the goal is to have phase two and the time capsule complete and fully paid for by Veterans Day in November.  He says they are still trying to raise around $150,000. You can help by making a donation or buy a brick paver that will be displayed at the memorial.