Event: FIRE ON THE WATER - Celebration   July 1st, 2018

Location:Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham, AL

Time 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Additional Photos at:  https://alpost555.smugmug.com/7-1-2018-Fire-on-the-Water/ 

Support Team:


1.   Bill Blank (chair)

2.   Kenneth Paschal (co-chair)

3.   Jeff Monday (Riders)

4.   Ron McGriff (Presentation of the Colors team coordinator)

5.   Mr. Robert Robinson, Jr. (singer)

6.   Greg Akers, AL Department Adjutant

7.   Anna Jones , Oak Mountain State Parks Division, Event Coordinator


Approximately 40 Post 555 members and family members attended July 1st Fire on the Water; Independence Day Celebration. Including the AL Department Adjutant Greg Akers, his wife, and kids.  The displayed Legion material and donated Legion pamphlets, pins, and bags to the Post.

o   Five Post 555 members presented (not post) the National Colors, State Flag, Legion Flag, and POW Flag during the singing of the National Anthem. 

§  This was a change to the initial plan of presenting the National Colors and Legion Flag.

§  The Flag team coordinator POC was Ronnie McGriff 

§  Jerry McClain – gave commands

§  Ron McGriff – carried the National Colors

§  Charles Geter – carried the State flag

§  Bobby Horsley - carried the Legion flag

§  Nancy Waller – carried the POW flag

  • 7:15 pm: Took a group Legion family photo after the presentation of the Colors.
    • Mr. Robinson’s wife, and four kids accompanied him.
    • Hope to include the singer entire family in next year’s group photo.
  • 8:45 pm:  Singing of a special musical tribute by Mr. Robert Robinson, Jr. “God Bless The USA”
    • The singer used his iPhone 5 with a 1/8” earbud port during the musical tribute.
  • 9:00 pm:  Fireworks


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