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A business in District 9 destroyed by tornadoes in 2011 is now a new veterans memorial site

memeorial flagAfter 44 years of business in the Sherman Heights community, Gadson Grocery was destroyed on April 27, 2011. Echoing the rebirth of so many things shattered that day, the property is now a new veterans memorial site for District 9. The long time owner of that land, Preston Gadson, passed away a year after the storms. Not forgotten though was his 24 years of service as neighborhood president and his willingness to fly the American flag every day at his store. In recognition of Mr. Gadson, Councilor Marcus Lundy recently presented a flag that once flew at the White House to his widow. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing visit: