Honoring Our Veterans

November 6, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By Congressman Bradley Byrne

On November 11, we will celebrate Veterans Day and honor those who have served our nation. This is a day set aside to share our deep appreciation with all those, from the Battle of Yorktown to the War on Terror, who have fought to keep us safe and to protect the values we hold dear.

There is really something remarkable about serving our country. It means that an individual is willing to give up their own life so that others may have the opportunity to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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Congress works on several bills for National Police Week

May 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

This week is National Police Week and the US Congress has passed a series of bills intended to help Law Enforcement officers.

US Senator Luther Strange (R-Alabama) announced that he was supporting S. 1134, the Back the Blue Act, sponsored by US Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas).

Sen. Strange said, “When I served as Attorney General of Alabama, I had no higher honor than getting to know the brave men and women of the law enforcement community. As we make special note of their service and sacrifice during National Police Week, this bill will make sure that the heroes of our communities are equipped every week with the legal protections they deserve. I am proud to join Senator Cornyn in this important effort, and I look forward to sending a strong message that those who enforce the law are backed by the law.”
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Black Lives Matter Birmingham Will Host Vigil on Thursday

September 22, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, members of Black Lives Matter (BLM) Birmingham will host a Candlelight Vigil, Balloon Release & Prayer at Kelly Ingram Park to honor the life of Terrence Crutcher, the unarmed father of four who was killed by Tulsa, Oklahoma police on September 16.

BLM activist Martez Files said in a statement, “Our love and prayers are with the people of Tulsa as they prepare to again call out an unjust system that allows black bodies to be tried, convicted and executed in the streets.”
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Armed Protestors Appear at Confederate Memorial Day Service

April 26, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, April 25, State offices were closed as well as many schools across Alabama as the people of Alabama remembered the many men who served the State of Alabama for the cause of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865.

As usual there was a memorial service at the State Capital at 10:00 am sponsored by the Daughters of the Confederacy. The service was held at the Confederate Veterans Memorial next to the historic antebellum Capitol building.
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Judge Dismisses Suit to Restore Confederate Flags to the State Capitol

September 9, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, September 8, Montgomery Circuit Judge Truman M. Hobbs dismissed a case against Gov. Robert Bentley (R) alleging that he illegally removed four Confederate flags from a Confederate Veteran’s memorial on the State capitol grounds.

Judge Hobbs ruled that the plaintiffs were not harmed by the removal and had no standing to sue.

The Confederate Heritage groups Save Our South issued a statement following the decision.  The group wrote:  “If Judge Hobbs thinks that no one was harmed by the taking down of the flags, he needs to understand that descendants of Civil War Veterans are upset that their Veterans are no longer considered important or worth honoring by the State of Alabama and by Governor Bentley. This is about American History and if the State of Alabama and/or the Governor can re-write history at the drop of the hat, whose history is next to be re-written.”
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Bonner Salutes South Alabama World War II Veterans Visiting Washington

May 10, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congressman Jo Bonner (R) from Mobile and students from Mobile’s St. Luke’s Episcopal School welcomed South Alabama World War II veterans to Washington, DC, on Wednesday.  Ninety South Alabama World War II veterans left Mobile Regional Airport on Honor Flight VII to Washington’s Reagan National Airport.  The group of war heroes were driven from the Airport to the National Mall on tour buses.  Many of them were seeing the DC monuments and the World War II Memorial for the first time.
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