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Location: Birmingham, Hoover, Shelby County Alabama
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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!
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.
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