Alvin C. York Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park – 04/07/16

The Alvin C. York General Store and Home, now known as the Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park, kicks off the 2016 season with remodeling, improvements, and the addition of trenches in the field.

Local dignitaries and members of the York Family gathered in celebration for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Seated is George Edward York, son of Alvin C. York; behind him is Betsy Ross York Lowery, daughter of Alvin C. York; and behind her is Retired Colonel Gerald York, grandson of Alvin C. York.

York, originally considered a conscientious objector to the World War I, ended up being hailed as one of America’s Greatest Heroes, due to his heroic exploits in the trenches of the Argonne Forest of France against the Germans.

Click on any photo to learn more about Sargeant Alvin C. York, National Hero, and beloved local hero to the Jamestown, Pall Mall, and Fentress County areas of Tennessee.

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