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Veterans Day Team

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Location: Birmingham, Hoover, Shelby County Alabama
Members: 21
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Comment by Dawn Ray yesterday

Friends, the process of entering RDP's 8th year to participate in the 2015 National Veterans Day Parade has begun.  We will need up to 4 vehicles, including a trailer.  If you can help out, please respond ASAP.  We have asked our honoree (& are waiting to hear back from him) but am willing to have more than one.  Suggestions are welcomed! 


Comment by Dawn Ray on June 20, 2015 at 9:51pm
Comment by Dawn Ray on May 31, 2015 at 5:02pm

Thanks to all who came out to the RDP 7th Annual Memorial Day Event!  Special thanks to Eddie for opening us in prayer & bringing our attention to the US flag pole that previously was non-existent, to Mary for the patriotic boquets & to G for placing them, for EM for singing solo & leading the rest of us in singing, & for all that participated by reading a poem, prose, or story.  It is always a touching experience as we remember all those who gave the ultimate, including Lcpl Rivers (first local boy in Afghanistan).

It is encouraging how our disabled vets are given opportunities:


Comment by Dawn Ray on May 13, 2015 at 10:03am

Pull up Yellow Hammer on internet today to read headline article about 2 AL Medal of Honor recipients if you aren't signed up.

Comment by Dawn Ray on May 11, 2015 at 4:57pm

Annual RDP Memorial Day Event
Veterans' Park - Valleydale Rd
Monday, May 25 at 8:30 am
Possible breakfast meetup afterwards.
2 bouquet (1 lg & 1 sm) needed.
Feel free to invite others. Bring water bottle & sunscreen.

Comment by Dawn Ray on November 13, 2014 at 9:08pm


A must see & should be forwarded.  Freedom isn't free.

Comment by Dawn Ray on November 13, 2014 at 9:05pm

For those of you who weren't able to join us, you missed a wonderful experience.  The weather was perfect, short sleeve shirt weather with a gentle breeze.  The parade route was reversed & we were in 4th division, which means we entered sooner & ended sooner!  One big surprise was the flyover!  The planes continued for a long time to fly around Birmingham.  Although such could have occured, I don't recall it during the previous 5 years.  The kids especially enjoyed the helicopter on the flatbed in the unit behind us.  We saw friends & met new ones.  The VFW is always such a great meeting & hanging out site.  One of our participants thought that this was the best attended parade. There is a correlation between high turnout & good weather conditions.   If you are reading this now, be sure to take the time to mark your calendar for next year to join us!  A personal note will be sent to participants.

Comment by Dawn Ray on November 6, 2014 at 11:21am

Still working to tie up final loose ends.  Waiting for update from parade organizer.  Will relay when receive pertinenent info.  Sending a group message to members about who all we are expecting.  Still waiting to hear from one & service info from another.  Tuesday, the 11th is almost here!  Check the weather & dress appropriately.  Consider bringing an extra chair or two to use while waiting for 1:30 parade to begin or on the trailer.  Sunscreen, snacks, lunch, beverages, RDP clothing,  Family, friends, & children are welcome! 

Comment by Dawn Ray on October 28, 2014 at 3:39pm

*Have faxed in 2 of 3 pgs of entry form.  Still awaiting info from couple of dignitaries (vets). *10:00 Meet to decorate vehicles. *11:00 Peace Luncheon /info/ nationalveteransday.org *1:30 Parade begins. * Signs identifying dignitaries should at least be on passenger side as parade is flipped this year. * Nadine Forrester (90) WWII & Spencer Hale -Korean War POW will be joining us! * Parade organizer in KY but will be at event. * 14 days out. *Stay tuned for more info.

Comment by Cody U Watson on October 27, 2014 at 6:33pm

Thought I added a comment.  Add me to the group of walkers for November 11.



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