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/
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