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Location: Birmingham, Hoover, Shelby County Alabama
Latest Activity: Nov 10
Tomorrow is the day! The roads are blocked off at 10. I & other decorators will be there at 9:30. It would be good if vehicles were there at that time to decorate. Steve's assembling banner cart & bringing lg zip ties. Gene will be bringing 4 bales of hay that will be used on pickup to hold service, Old Glory, & the AL State flag poles. We have 4 vehicles - (2) honorees, Guy's jeep & trailer (solid bottom so no need for additional 12 bales of hay), Terry's pickup, & Ed's vehicle as a backup. I'll bring a few portable chairs & some of you may want to consider doing so. 4-6 riders will fit on the trailer & in any of the vehicles for non-walkers. The temperature should be 70, but bring at least a light jacket for shade & wear RDP shirts, if you have them. Besides chairs, consider bringing lunch & drinks, sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, small flags, decorating items. Banners, signs, balloons, & vet personnel signs for vehicle doors will be provided. Make sure to have my & others' cell #s in your phone. See the message that I just sent out.
Thank you each and every one! Enjoy!
Delighted, Mary that you'll be with us! Here's a site from Family Research Council that mentions Veterans' Day (among others). Permalink
REMEMBER - the roads are blocked at 10 am. All need to be at mustering site VFW - 1801 11th Ave N 35234 (across st from Oak Hill Cemetery) before then. My truck load will be arriving at 9:30. All hands on deck for decorating, assembling the rolling banner cart, possible trailer setup & flag assembly or passout. The parade begins at 1:30 & we are toward the end (usually) so we won't enter as soon as those from the parade front. Still working on confirming trailer. WE NEED AROUND A DOZEN BALES OF HAY for the folks to sit on on the trailer. These will be returned. We are at 21 committed to participate & others could just show up (& that is fine!)
Bring lunch & beverages with you unless you want to purchase a basic lunch from the VFW. Bring any decorating supplies. Overdressing better than alternative. You can always shed layers. Dress comfortably with hats-sunglasses-sunscreen-poratable chairs (b4 event). RR facilities available at VFW.
Dawn...I think you know that Terry is coming and I will be there also and will do whatever is needed. Mary
The roads will be blocked off at 10:00. All participants need to have arrived at the VFW before that time. I & my truckload of folks are aiming for 9:30 as arrival time. The parade is supposed to begin at 1:30. We ususally are toward the end, so it will be sometime later than that that we begin rolling.
Dawn, I will come join you to help set up and then go back to work. You can call when it starts and I will come join in the walk.
Send me an e-mail with signs today. I am assuming that they will be used for the side of the vehicles. Is there any we need for the trailer? We could probably just use the ones we already have.
Many contacts today! We are now up to 20 participants committed with 4 additional who are maybes. We may have a truck w/ trailer. Waiting to hear back from G. We also have a Jeep Pickup. Our honorees will be driving their own vehicles. Our entry form has been sent in with 4 vehicles indicated. We are hoping to have some youth (not included in count above) to push the banner cart but are awaiting to hear back from S. We've been promised 4 bales of hay. We could use more hay - perhaps 12 bales - enough to line both sides of a 5X10 trailer. We had a truck bed full of hay last year & used it all. Hay will be returned to owners. Will probably have a truck load of carpoolers riding with me to the event. Learned today that the roads will be closed around 10am, so you need to arrive before then. I'm planning to arrive at 9:30 am. VFW's address is 1801 11th Ave N 35234 (located between 18th St N & 19th St N across from Oak Hill Cemetery.
Seyborn, thank for your offer of 4 bales of hay! We certainly can use them. Have now had an offer of 2 trailers (of which we only need one) that I have to follow up on. We could probably use more hay if anyone else is in a position to loan such. The hay will be used to place the service flag poles into (behind a truck cab) &/or to sit on on the trailer.
Bill, we would be pleased to have you join us by walking or riding! I'm adding your name to our growing list of participants. In the past we've met by 10:30 to decorate our vehicles. Parade participants need to be in place before they block the roads. Waiting to hear back from parade organizer about what time that is expected to take place.
Will help however I can. Do have access to 4 bales of hay if you need them (as long as they are kept baled and not broken up).
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