Welcome to Cost Of Freedom Veterans Museum

About Us

Our Mission

Preserve Our Heritage.

Honor Our Defenders.

Educate Our Future.

To Preserve and Display items from every war or conflict our country has been involved in.  We do this to educate the public about our Military history, the "Cost of Freedom".

Memorial Pavers

We are selling Memorial Pavers to go in the new Veterans Park.

Our History

We began as a group of veterans gathered around a table at breakfast.  We all had memorabilia we had saved from our time in the military, items we had purchased, or items that were given to us.

  We realized that most of our nation today doesn't realize what it has cost our country to gain and hold on to the Freedom we all take for granted every day.  From that the "Cost of Freedom Veterans Museum" was born.  This was a way we could honor those who have sacrificed so much to keep our country Free.


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Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We believe in sharing our Veterans' history and enjoy meeting other Veterans and would love for you to come by and visit.

Cost Of Freedom Veterans Museum

135 North Main Street, Arab, AL 35016, USA

Gene Bishop, President (256) 738-4791

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday are by group appointment only.

Open Friday & Saturday 10:00 AM -4:00 PM

Questions? Comments?


Thanks for visiting!

Help us continue our efforts

We are a Non-Profit Organization.  We operate solely on fundraisers, donations, and membership dues.

Monetary Donations are Greatly Appreciated.

All donations , whether monetary or value of items donated are Tax Deductable.

Concerning Memorabilia Donations

We are constantly looking for items to display at our museum.  We accept donated items, items on loan, and we also purchase items.

*Note:   We do not put a value on items donated.  That must be done by an outside appraisal company.We can only give you a receipt describing the item donated.

Local Heroes

We have a special section set aside for our local heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice.  We welcome additions to our Memorial of Local Veterans that gave their lives in combat to protect our freedom, so we may honor them for their sacrifice.


CPT Waid "Chip" Ramsey, HHC, 20th special Forces Group (Airborne) KIA 4 August 2011 Barmal, Afghanistan

James Frank Carson

Jack D. Durham

Memorial Pavers

Help us reach our goal to build a new Veterans Memorial.

Memorial Pavers are $100.00 each. Fill out the form and email or mail it back to us.  The honored Veteran does not have to be local.

Share the Sacrifice

We believe everyone should be aware of the tremendous sacrifices made by the courageous men and women who have fought for our country since the beginning.  We welcome anyone wanting to visit and school groups as we believe this information needs to be imparted to future generations.


President- Gene Bishop

Vice President- Steve Shaver

Secretary- Sharon Atkins

Treasurer- Sharon Shaver