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Location: Birmingham, Hoover, Shelby County Alabama
Latest Activity: Jun 20
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:
Pull up Yellow Hammer on internet today to read headline article about 2 AL Medal of Honor recipients if you aren't signed up.
Annual RDP Memorial Day EventVeterans' Park - Valleydale RdMonday, May 25 at 8:30 amPossible breakfast meetup afterwards.2 bouquet (1 lg & 1 sm) needed.Feel free to invite others. Bring water bottle & sunscreen.
A must see & should be forwarded. Freedom isn't free.
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.
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!
*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.
Thought I added a comment. Add me to the group of walkers for November 11.
Integration of Navy & Marine Corps (silent p & s!)
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