The Alabama Bicentennial Commission engaged our team to create an original series of posters honoring the people, places and events that uniquely shaped Alabama counties. For Cherokee County, we were tasked with creating a poster that honored the legacy of Desmond Doss.
For Cherokee County, we created an original poster honoring the heroic legacy of Desmond Doss, a World War II medic, who lived in a local community. A medical cross with the word “Savior” inlaid is a metaphor for Doss’ courageous act of rescuing 75 men from behind enemy lines and for his Christian faith, which motivated him to serve without carrying a weapon.
The Cherokee County poster has generated interest in a remote county of Alabama and sparked conversation about World War II history. It is now used to teach 4th grade Alabama history in classrooms throughout the state.