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Thank you for subscribing to my newsletter. This past weekend we thanked and remembered the brave men and women of the Armed Forces for their service and sacrifice. The Sixth District of Alabama has not been untouched by the perils of war. We have lost neighbors, friends and loved ones in defense of America's freedom. Below I remember the life of one of our communities own, Marine Lance Corporal Thomas Rivers, Jr.
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America exists because brave patriots 240 years ago were willing to pay the price to fight and win the Revolutionary war. Whether it was fighting the English, Indians, pirates, Mexico, Spain, our own Southern States, Germany, Italy, Japan, Chinese Communists, North Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Al Qaeda, the Taliban, ISIS, etc., generation after generation of brave Americans have stood up to defend the flag, the Constitution, and these United States. We honor them one day a year on the anniversary of Armistice Day, the day that World War One ended.
WASHINGTON — As thousands of Alabamians gather today to commemorate and celebrate the military men and women who have served the United States with honor. It’s more than a day off from work, or a parade bedecked with red, white, and blue banners. Veterans Day is a time for all Americans to reflect on the ways we can serve those who served us.
In that spirit, many Alabama lawmakers have released statements expressing their gratitude for the nation’s veterans.
Today, in honor of Veterans Day, members of the Alabama congressional delegation are paying tribute to their selfless service and sacrifices.
Here’s what the Alabama delegation is saying in honor of Veterans Day:
HOOVER – On Thursday, May 28, Support Our Soldiers Alabama hosted its fourth-annual Memorial Day Dinner at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Hoover.
Support Our Soldiers Alabama is a non-profit organization that was started by Shelby County residents Dr. and Mrs. Thomas (Charon) Rivers, Sr. after the death of their son, Lance Cpl. Thomas Rivers, Jr., who was killed in action in Afghanistan on April 28, 2010.
MONTEVALLO – Alabama National Cemetery paid tribute to the nation’s heroes, those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation, during a Memorial Day ceremony today.
The National Cemetery Administration hosted ceremonies across the country with the help of local communities.
Each community added their own special touch of patriotism and “thanks” from a grateful nation during the events.
Participants and attendees included local military, Veteran Service Organizations, and community and elected leaders.