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Veterans Day Team

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Location: Birmingham, Hoover, Shelby County Alabama
Members: 21
Latest Activity: Nov 13, 2014

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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.


Comment by Dawn Ray on October 27, 2014 at 4:22pm

Integration of Navy & Marine Corps (silent p & s!)

Comment by Dawn Ray on October 26, 2014 at 2:53pm

We now have all the vehicles & trailer committed, with one car in the wings as a back up!  Will be sending out an email to all with a list of individuals who have committed to participating thus far.  Still waiting to hear about push cart & from other individuals regarding participation.  We still need riders & walkers.  Invite family, friends, & children!  If you are in this group & I've not heard from you, please contact me.  Contact info will be on email.

Comment by paul huck on October 22, 2014 at 4:06pm

Not to but in, but what kind of trailer. Your vision may not match what he has. I have a 1949 MGTC runs but not terrific shape.

I need a job. background in inventory purchasing, materials management, logistics supply chain. Anyone in the RDP help, know of an opening? 

Comment by Dawn Ray on October 22, 2014 at 1:53pm

Guy is offering a vehicle with trailer!  We just need 3 more vehicles.

Comment by paul huck on October 22, 2014 at 12:41pm

I am a veteran, have old uniforms etc. Want to participate. How can I help? Limited breahting can;t walk far without resting.


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