American Village leader lays wreath at Washington's Tomb

Tom Walker, the CEO of the American Village in Montevallo, will do something this week he hasn't done since he was in elementary school.

Friday, Walker will visit Washington's Tomb at Mount Vernon, Virginia. This time, it will be even more memorable for Walker. He will lay a wreath at Washington's Tomb on the 281st anniversary of the president's birth. The American Village was invited to Mount Vernon for this special ceremony set for noon CST Friday.

Walker said, George Washington believed that liberty and American self-government would survive and flourish only if young people were prepared for their roles as good citizens and leaders. Our homes, our churches, our communities, youth organizations, and special places like the American Village can all help teach them and inspire them to fully appreciate the freedom we enjoy as Americans.