PRESIDENT PARKER INVITES VETERANS TO BRING INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AT TUESDAY’S CITY COUNCIL MEETING
PRESS RELEASE Monday, November 9, 2020
Contact: Kim Garner
In the lead up to Veteran’s Day on Wednesday, Birmingham City Council President William Parker has invited retired Army Major Yolanda Bowman and her husband, retired Major General George Bowman, to bring the invocation and lead the pledge of allegiance at tomorrow’s meeting.
President Parker is asking those who attend to wear red, white and blue ribbons as a way to honor the men and women who’ve served our country and those who are currently serving. Ribbons will be provided at the meeting.
“The Birmingham City Council has tremendous respect for the 20 million military veterans and tens of thousands of active duty personnel who are deployed in more than 150 countries around the world,” President Parker said. “On Tuesday, I’m honored to invite these two veterans to lead us in prayer and say a few words about their service.”
Council President Pro Tem Wardine Alexander said it’s important during this week to reflect on how we’ve all been impacted by the service of our veterans and active duty personnel.
“I hope you’ll join us by saying thank you to all the brave men and women who have served and are currently serving in the armed forces this Veteran’s Day,” Alexander said. “Your commitment, leadership, and sacrifice have not only helped protect us but also continue to shape us and inspire us.”
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