On 6 June 1944 (codenamed Operation Overlord and now known as D-Day), Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy to free Europe from totalitarianism. It is estimated that over 4,000 Allied troops lost their lives that day. Today, we remember over 156,000 American, British, and Canadian troops whose courage and sacrifice changed the course of World War Two and ultimately saved the world. #Our67 #dday
On this day in 2004, Ronald Reagan passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s at the age of 93.
"President Reagan was one of my closest political and dearest personal friends. He will be missed not only by those who knew him and not only by the nation that he served so proudly and loved so deeply, but also by millions of men and women who live in freedom today because of the policies he pursued. Ronald Reagan had a higher claim than any other leader to have won the Cold War for liberty and he did it without a shot being fired. To have achieved so much against so many odds and with such humour and humanity made Ronald Reagan a truly great American hero."
― Margaret Thatcher, Statement on the death of President Ronald Reagan.
Photo Credit: The Grocer's Daughter
We were glad to join Will Ainsworth this evening at his Lt. Governor re-election campaign kickoff. The night was filled with great music and fellowship on beautiful Lake Guntersville! #Our67 #4MoreYears
On Tim's birthday (Thursday), we enjoyed a beautiful dinner at Bistro 218. Thank you, Chef Saab and the entire team, for creating a very special evening to celebrate my love and best friend! They even included Dr. Suess. #Our67 #HappyBirthday
With freedom comes great sacrifice. On Memorial Day, observed this year on Monday 31 May 2021, 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.
Tim and I started summer out right at Evangeline's, our favorite Tuscaloosa-based restaurant. #Our67 #DineLocal
5/17- a great picture after a long day for members of the Alabama House
Bowtie Day - Sine Die Day #Our67
Photo Credit: Ms. Deonne Whetstone, Alabama House of Representatives
Today is Armed Forces Day, a day to commemorate current members of the military. Serving in this capacity is a calling unlike no other. We appreciate all who serve, especially with the advancements in military warfare around the globe. #Our67
Thank you, Republican Women of the Shoals, for the invitation to speak this evening about Alabama's robust economy, our diversified industrial base, and today's breaking unemployment news. #Our67
Tonight The Fitzgerald Museum hosted its annual Fitz Gala in Montgomery. Tim and I had a beautiful time and enjoyed dressing up in a Roaring 20s/Great Gatsby theme. The event is the museum's largest fundraiser and sold out. As a board member, I would like to extend the opportunity for you to visit this very special home dedicated to the life of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald soon!
Zelda was from Montgomery, where you may notice streets, plazas, etc. named after F. Scott and Zelda. The Fitzgeralds lived in the mansion on Felder from 1931 until 1932, where they wrote portions of their respective novels, Save Me The Waltz and Tender Is The Night. #Our67
Thank you to all who filled out the Census. Leaders in the public and private sector throughout Alabama’s 67 counties collectively emphasized the importance of Census participation, and civic responsibility paid off. Alabama is a shining star, our home, and we are thankful to retain the same amount of representation in Washington to speak on behalf of Alabama’s 5.03 million voices. #Our67
Dr. Nicole Jones
More here in the Alabama Political Reporter: https://www.alreporter.com/2021/04/27/alabamians-strong-census-response-led-to-retention-of-all-congressional-districts/
It was great to hear from Cam Ward, Director of the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles, at today's River Region Republicans Luncheon. The Bureau is working closely with Ingram State and other community colleges to equip inmates with skills to enter the workforce upon release. This is critical to combatting recidivism. #Our67
April 27 is a day that will forever resonate with Alabamians. Today we pause to remember the families who lost loved ones on 27 April 2011.
#Our67 #ttownneverdown #rememberalabama
#Bibb #Calhoun #Cullman #DeKalb #Elmore #Fayette #Franklin #Hale #Jackson #Jefferson #Lawrence #Limestone #Madison #Marion #Marshall #StClair #Tallapoosa #Tuscaloosa #Walker
GREAT NEWS : Alabama's population has increased to 5.03 million. Our state will retain its current seven (7) seats in the United States House of Representatives for the next ten (10) years based on the first data released from the 2020 Census.
Thank you to everyone who filled out the Census! #Our67
GOOD NEWS 🚗 : Partnerships between the public and private sector have contributed to Alabama’s position as a national and global leader in the automotive industry. Since opening in the Montgomery area in 2005, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) has manufactured over 4.75 million vehicles and 6 million engines. The plant employs approximately 3,500 Alabamians from diverse educational backgrounds. HMMA sits on approximately 1,744 acres of land and encompasses 3.4 million square feet of space. Hyundai understands operations, logistics, and teamwork. The company follows the just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing model, cross-trains workers, employs a variety of amenities to retain employees, and emphasizes community engagement. Folks around our state are excited about the production of the Santa Cruz in Montgomery, set to begin this summer. #Our67
Dr. Nicole Jones
More here in the Alabama Political Reporter:
THE ORIGINAL DREAMLAND - Est.1958: In its early years, Dreamland Barbeque in Jerusalem Heights (Tuscaloosa) sold everything from burgers to postage stamps. The hickory-fired ribs quickly became local favorites. This iconic restaurant still has the best signature sauce and is worth the visit! #Our67 #RollTide
ROLL TIDE: At A-Day, we saw an impressive team. This year's game was special because Nick Saban honored the 2020 Championship team as well as Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith, and the new flag went up at Bryant-Denny Stadium. #Our67
Our state has talented local bakers. We found an impressive presentation of macarons at a French patisserie (in Alabama) today. #Our67
Spring weather is great for hiking around Alabama. Here are a few photos of the mosaics we found when we visited DeSoto State Park. The mosaics pictured can be found on the steps leading to DeSoto Falls. #Our67
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Dr. Nicole Jones
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Huntsville, Alabama 35804
Post Office Box 67
Arley, Alabama 35541
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