Veterans' Day Tribute of November 8, 2015
SCENES FROM THE PATRIOTIC TRIBUTE, NOVEMBER 8, 2015
Speakers Noah Galloway and US Senator Jeff Sessions.
Color Guard of Navy Reserve NOSC Bessemer and Senator Sessions
Samford Wind Ensemble Plays Patriotic Music
Della Fancher (left), AVMF Founder, and Fred Hunter, Fox6, welcome guests.
Noah Galloway delivers the Keynote Speech.
AVMF Board of Directors with Senator Jeff Sessions.
AVMF President Tom Martin and US Senator Jeff Sessions
Event Chairman Anne Hartline and US Senator Jeff Sessions
StepStone Honoree LTC Thomas Ruffing and his wife Sue with Senator Sessions
Amber Blair, The Home Depot Volunteer Coordinator, with Noah Galloway
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Alabama Veterans Memorial Park
Honoring the Service of All Veterans Across the Years Around the Globe
Hear the music by the Samford University Wind Ensemble
View the inspiring display, “Faces of the Price of Freedom” created by the
Blue Star Salute Foundation
Visit the Memorial Plaza and the Hall of Honor
Enjoy the Patriotic Artwork coordinated by Sherri Van Pelt:
Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Health Center,
United Cerebral Palsy Birmingham and The Arc of South Talladega County
1:45 PM Patriotic Ceremony, Memorial Plaza
United States Senator Jeff Sessions will give a brief greeting
Park Founder Della Fancher will talk about the inspiration behind the Park
Posting of the American Flag by the Navy Reserve NOSC Bessemer
Pledge of Allegiance led by Military Officer of the Year, LTC (Ret) Ginger Branson
Master of Ceremonies Fred Hunter, host of FOX 6's "Absolutely Alabama"
Hear an inspirational patriotic message from Noah Galloway,
our local Distinguished Guest Speaker, Wounded Warrior,
Men's Health 2014 Ultimate Fitness Challenge Winner,
and Dancing WithThe Stars Finalist.
Patriotic songs sung by youth from Vestavia Hills
and St. Mark United Methodist Churches
3:00 PM StepStone Ceremony, American Flag Plaza
Listen to inspiring stories as StepStones are dedicated to Honored Veterans
Honor your branch of service during the playing of the Service Songs.
Special thanks to our Event Contributors:
Home Depot RDC #5086 Volunteers
Lloyd E. Beard Photography