Mission Statement

One person moving forward and standing up for what they believe in can create a ripple effect, making our communities, our state and our America a better place.
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We Breathe Life Into History…

By teaching the world about spirit, tenacity and courage in the face of adversity through the inspiring story of the life of one of WWI’s most decorated war heroes, Sgt. Alvin C. York.

We Restore and Preserve…

By developing sites like the Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park in Pall Mall, TN, and the Alvin C. York Historic Institute in Jamestown TN, keeping them intact and thriving, so they may serve as educational, historic and cultural destinations for current and future generations.

We Invest in Education…

By providing educational outreach programs for our youth, promoting higher education and honoring our veterans by working to create opportunities for the men and women who have faithfully served our country.


Legacy in Action

Alvin York, when asked "How do you want to be remembered?," always replied, "For improving education in Tennessee."