Each Christmas, Wreaths Across America ceremonies serve as moments to remember the fallen, honor those who serve, and teach our children the value of freedom. Thank you to all who coordinated Wreaths Across America at Maple Hill Cemetery (and cemeteries around our state and nation) today.#Our67
Thank you to all who coordinated the Huntsville First United Methodist Church Open House, Twickenham Tour of Homes, and Luminaries this evening. A beautiful tradition in downtown Huntsville with family and friends - #Our67
What a joy to be in the Old House Chamber today as Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission kicked off the largest year-long celebration yet. Over 400 events will take place between now and 14 December 2019. Happy 199th, Alabama. We are looking forward to Alabama 200! #Our67 Alabama 200
GOOD NEWS: Happy Birthday, Alabama! Let us each take a moment to participate in our own unique ways and share our history, our story, with others.
Learn more about the Alabama Bicentennial here: http://www.alreporter.com/2018/12/13/alabamas-marks-199-years-as-a-state-on-friday/
Tonight the children performed at the Huntsville First United Methodist Church musical and filled the room with joy!
Thank you to Mrs. Jennifer Williams for directing for ten years now. Hayden and Sheridan started out as the little ones and now are the oldest... time sure does fly. Merry Christmas! #Our67
What a beautiful evening for the Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony. Governor Kay Ivey illuminated over 35,000 lights on a tree grown in Bullock County with 67 star ornaments representing Alabama's 67 counties. Thank you to The Garden Club of Alabama, Inc. for hosting such a special ceremony. #Our67
Agriculture has always been one of Alabama's dominant industries. Nationally, Alabama ranks second in freshwater fish production, third in poultry production, third in peanut production, and among the Top Ten in cotton production. The 97th Annual Meeting provided farmers from Alabama's 67 counties an opportunity to share best practices. Thank you to the Alabama Farmer's Federation for recognizing folks across various generations who have dedicated their lives to such a vital part of our economy.
Read more in the Alabama Political Reporter:
Winner - Service to Agriculture (Lifetime Achievement Award): John McMillan
Winner - Young Farm Family of the Year: The Upchurch Family
Congratulations to TMC Design Corporation on your newest expansion in Huntsville! TMC Design is in the top 1% of small business contracting for both the US Army and US Air Force. Thank you, TMC Design, for your contributions to our economy and national security. #Our67
Thank you to Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #6, Lt. Donny Shaw, Madison County Sheriff's Department, Alabama State Troopers, Huntsville Police Department, Madison Police Department, WAY-FM, and to all of the corporate sponsors for coordinating Prayers with a Cop, an initiative that provided Christmas gifts for 33 children tonight. We had a great time with the children this evening at the Jones Valley Target! #Our67 🎄
Thank you to the Alabama Farmers Federation for hosting a memorable 97th Annual Meeting with keynote speaker Newt Gingrich, who emphasized the importance of understanding history and economics as well as participation in the political process. #Our67
This is how Alabama friends celebrate Christmas - Roll Tide! ;)
GOOD NEWS - Alabama History: I feel grateful to have spent a portion of 1 December in Montgomery to commemorate the legacy of Rosa Parks, a woman of courage and strength, on the first official Rosa Parks Day. The day commenced with a service and the unveiling of a historic marker in Rosa Parks' honor in front of her home church, St. Paul A.M.E. on East Patton Avenue. In this historic and sacred setting, Carver High School Choir and Alabama State University Choir brought me to tears with one of the most beautiful performances I have ever heard.
More from the Alabama Political Reporter: http://www.alreporter.com/2018/12/03/saturday-was-rosa-parks-day/
Alabama History: I feel grateful to have spent a portion of 1 December in Montgomery to commemorate the legacy of Rosa Parks, a woman of courage and strength, on the first official Rosa Parks Day. A historic marker in her honor is now on display in front of her home church, St. Paul A.M.E. Church on Patton Avenue. Thank you to all coordinated the series of events. Carver High School Choir and Alabama State University sang some of the most beautiful performances I have ever heard. #Our67
GOOD NEWS: Forestry and Paper Products is one of the state of Alabama’s dominant industries. Alabama has the second largest timberland base in the United States and is ranked Number 7 for lumber production.
What a blessing for Westervelt Co. to increase its presence in Alabama once again with a new wood products manufacturing facility in rural Clarke County. The company has been in our state for 134 years, a presence that highlights Westervelt’s important role as Alabama continues to lead in the Forestry Products industry.
Read more here in Alabama Political Reporter:
Thank you, Huntsville Police Department, for hosting a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events class this evening. The program provided attendees with methods of how to survive an active shooter event.
Hopefully we will never have to use these techniques, but here they are: [A.D.D. - Avoid the shooter (get as far away as possible - get out); if you cannot avoid, then Deny the shooter access to your area (locking/barricading doors, etc.); if all else fails - Defend your right to live - team with others to knock down and restrain the shooter.] #Our67
Thank you to the Village of Providence for coordinating a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, which included a toy drive for Toys for Tots. This was a beautiful event for my daughter and I to attend that provided teachable moments about giving and gratitude. #Our67
Today the National Park Service and Alabama State Parks teamed with Jacksonville State University at Little River Canyon to host the third annual Day After Thanksgiving Hike. We had fun amidst beautiful scenery (and also worked off some of yesterday's meal!) Thank you to all who coordinated and participated in this memorable activity. #Our67 #OptOutside