We in America have three days in which we honor the men and women who took the oath, donned a uniform, shouldered a rifle and stood a post to keep us safe so we could sleep in peace during the night. Armed Forces Day is for honoring those currently wearing the uniform. Veterans Day is for honoring those who have worn the uniform. Memorial Day is for honoring those that died wearing the uniform.
This day becomes emotional for me. I have visited the Vietnam Memorial three times. On the first two occasions, I did like millions of others. I would look up a name or names in the name register, go to the panels and search the black granite for the names of the men I once knew. As I ran my fingertips across each name I would weep, recalling the last time we were together. On the third occasion, I did not need to check the register. The names are inscribed chronically. I remember when they died.
I am humbled by the service of the men and women that have served our country and our people. Most just wanted to do their job to the best of their ability and return to their families to grow old.
Some gave all.
This is a day of remembrance. I remember.
Rick Neighbors for U.S. Congress was in Boaz, Alabama Saturday, May 23rd with his “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” campaign team giving out free face masks. We hope you stopped by for a free pocket-size copy of the U.S. Constitution. We’re in the parking lot of Alan Jackson and Associates at 452 U.S. Hwy. 431.
Rick Neighbors, the Democratic candidate running for Congress against longtime incumbent Robert Aderholt, was in Guntersville, Alabama Saturday, May 9th.
He passed out protective masks as part of his “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” campaign at Williamson Park in the Lakeview Community. The Marshall County Democratic Party was at the event with Rick Neighbors passing out personal copies of the U.S. Constitution along with the masks.
Congressional Campaign Switches Gears
Rick Neighbors found a local business in Guntersville, Alabama that had a partnership with a company in China that made suits for Europe. They were ready to switch their process to make 65,000 to 90,000 masks a week, but were held up for a permit with the Food and Drug Administration. They contacted U.S. Senator Doug Jones, Birmingham Democrat, and began the process of helping to import the masks the health care workers in Alabama needed. U.S. Senator Jones responded to the call and helped push through the permit.
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THE NEIGHBORHOOD FACTS
- 35%, or over 160,000, of our Neighbors in U.S. Congressional District 4 are most at risk for the new coronavirus.
- 66% of our District Neighborhoods are in rural communities with fewer resources available to them.
Effective immediately, our Neighborhood of Volunteers will focus on what we can do to help during the Covid-19 pandemic. We’ve expanded our Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign to reach out to those most vulnerable and lend assistance.
- Make phone calls from your home to help us check on our age 60+ Neighbors in every county within District 4.
- Make porch deliveries to your neighbors in need.
- Deliver mask to your local neighbors or send by mail.
- Donate to help with Mask Materials or contribute to Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign in Alabama Congressional District 4.