Life is precious and for the living. I feel thankful to conclude the week learning more about two great American writers and a bucket list item - an overnight stay at the historic F. Scott Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery. #Our67
With freedom comes great sacrifice. On Memorial Day, we express our enduring gratitude for members of the Armed Forces who have fallen while in the line of duty.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.
Thank you to all who participated in the Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic. The Southeast Tourism Society named the Jubilee a Top 20 Tourism Event. Over 60 pilots from 20 states travel to Decatur to provide a spectacular show for thousands of attendees. A special thank you to the generous hosts for sharing their balloon with us! #Our67
GOOD NEWS: Over the past 25 years, our state has experienced continued investment in the international automobile industry. The decision by YKTA, the second supplier to officially announce plans for a facility on the Mazda Toyota site, is an important part of the supply chain and a testament to the creation of an environment conducive for business.
More here: https://www.alreporter.com/2019/05/23/ivey-announces-that-ykta-will-create-650-jobs-at-huntsville-plant/
Thank you to Todd Tomerlin from the Autism Society of Alabama along with his son Gage for visiting the Capitol and State House today! #Our67
A good place to sit down with a few colleagues and discuss public policy #Our67
Prayers for Auburn Police as we traverse through another senseless act of violence toward law enforcement. Now more than ever, it is time to #BackTheBlue
GOOD NEWS: The Alabama Incentives Modernization Act quantifies the definition of rural, which is essential in determining what areas are eligible for incentives. The expansion of the Opportunity Zone program is also critical, as it is an effective strategy for long-term redevelopment of real estate, which can boost a local economy as well as aid in the beautification process. #Our67 #ruraljobs
More here: https://www.alreporter.com/2019/05/20/houses-passes-bill-intended-to-improve-use-of-economic-incentives/
Thank you to WAAY-TV (and to all media outlets) who covered the law enforcement memorial ceremonies held throughout our state this May. In 2018, 163 officers lost their lives in the line of duty across the United States. #BackTheBlue #Our67
Thank you to everyone who coordinated the annual Huntsville Police Department North Precinct Community Block Party, a good way to end National Police Week. God bless the family of the late Officer Keith Earle.
#Our67 #NationalPoliceWeek #BackTheBlue
Thank you to the Historic Huntsville Foundation for organizing a talk about the legacy of Huntsville historian and author Sarah Huff Fisk. The speaking engagement featured Emily Saile, niece of Mrs. Fisk, and author Linda Wright Riley. (I was fortunate enough to pick up a print of Sarah Huff Fisk's sketch of downtown Huntsville for the hallway!) #Our67
The Legislative Medal of Honor ceremony was a beautiful culmination of the events held throughout Alabama during National Police Week. Our hearts are forever indebted to those who place their lives on the line every day and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. #Our67
Thank you to Rick Santorum for visiting the state of Alabama again to speak along with Dr. Brent Boyett of Hamilton, Alabama about alternative treatments for opioid addiction.(Buprenorphine combined with behavioral therapy versus methadone-only) #Our67
Thank you to Tammi Taylor and the Adamsville Forward Association for organizing an Economic Development Town Hall. We enjoyed speaking with Adamsville area residents about recruitment strategies as well as upcoming projects in Jefferson County. Local business owners also spoke as part of National Small Business Week. #Our67
Thank you, WellStone, for hosting their annual Beacon of Hope luncheon aimed to increase awareness on a variety of mental health topics including substance abuse, eating disorders, mental health CPR, and more. Motivational speaker, author, and attorney Brian Cuban shared an inspiring story of recovery and perseverance. #Our67
Thank you to the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge Number 6 and to all of the law enforcement agencies, families, and friends in Madison County who coordinated the annual Fallen Officers Memorial Ceremony. A memorable evening to to honor the fallen - #Our67 #ThinBlueLine #BackTheBlue
To those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, our hearts are forever indebted to you.
The Capitol Rotunda is one of the most majestic and awe-inspiring places in our nation. The beauty is overwhelming.
Thank you to Congressman Mo and Martha Brooks for coordinating a special tour as part of our DC policy trip. #Our67
Holocaust Remembrance Week - #WeRemember
Alabama has a robust workforce and a diversified economy that allows companies to manufacture products used all over the world. The annual BCA Manufacturer of the Year luncheon recognizes some of these businesses that excel.
Congratulations to all of the companies who won awards today! And congratulations to Faith Academy in Mobile for winning the Best of the Best Robotics Competition! #Our67