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Tribute to the Founder of Veterans Day

Patriotism in Action - National Veterans Day - Blue Star Salute - City of Birmingham

Birmingham's Linn Park (corner between Boutwell Auditorium & City Hall), Nov.10, 4:30-5 PM.

Free public event.

Riderless horse, mounted police, color guard, Veterans Day honored guests, interesting remarks...great for veterans, famililies, teachers and students.

Your reservation helps us know how many programs and handouts to prepare. We stand at or near the monument to Raymond Weeks. If seating required, you may bring it.

Col. Bob Barefield (USA Ret), Chair.

Dr. David Dyson, moderator and co-author of the book about the founding of Veterans Day in Birmingham....

Dress: come as you are. Many will be dressed for the banquet following this ceremony.


National Veterans Day started in Birmingham on November 11, 1947, by Raymond Weeks supported by General Dwight Eisenhower.

For more historical and teacher information, see the book, Patriotism in Action (Dyson and Dunn),, and at see the page for Veterans Day Founding Education.


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Linn Park
Weeks Monument
710 20th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)

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Trustees: Col. Stretch Dunn (USA Ret), chair; Col. Bob Barefield (USA Ret), chair, Patriotism In Action; Mr. Melvin Carrington Smith, chair, membership; Dr. David Dyson, founder & director.

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