Shrive to veterans receives cupola

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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1371079977&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4094229&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1371079977 type=script]MONTEVALLO, Ala. (WIAT) — An attraction in Shelby County is saluting those who serve the United States in the armed forces.

The National Veterans Shrine is being built at the American Village in Montevallo.

On Wednesday, the building was topped off with a cupola.

The building is modeled after Carpenters’ Hall in Philadelphia, the building where the First Continental Congress met.

The shrine will tell the stories of hundreds of thousands of Alabama veterans.

“I think the people of Alabama can have great pride that here in the heart of Alabama, we are leading the nation in a new way to honor the living and the dead, those who served and sacrificed,” Tom Walker said.

The National Veterans Shrine is scheduled to open in time for Veterans Day.

On July 4, 2013, American Village will announce how families of veterans can have their loved ones honored there.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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