World War II

Alabama Veteran Honored With Commendation and Drive By Parade for 97th Birthday

An Alabama World War II and Korean War Veteran got the opportunity to celebrate his 97th birthday in a special way. The City of Millbrook and the American Red Cross celebrated Dr. Donald E. Hayhurst with a drive by parade Thursday morning at Millbrook Center Park. In addition, Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner W. Kent Davis presented Dr. Hayhurst…

Former Tuskegee Airman Alfred Thomas Farrar dies at age 99

Courtesy: AP News LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) – Former Tuskegee Airman Alfred Thomas Farrar died on Thursday in Virginia only days before a ceremony planned to honor his service in the program that famously trained Black military pilots during World War II. He was 99. Farrar’s son, Roy, says his father died at his Lynchburg home. Alfred Farrar would have turned…

Wimbledon is canceled for the first time since 1945

Wimbledon was canceled on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won’t be played. Britain imposed a nationwide lockdown just over a week ago, and the All England Club announced after a two-day emergency meeting that the event it refers to simply as The Championships is being scrapped for 2020. That…

Famous Boeing B-17 “Madras Maiden” Lands in Montgomery

You have a chance to ride in a part of history in Montgomery this weekend. As part of its 2018 Salute to Veterans tour, the non-profit Liberty Group is displaying its famous Boeing B-17. 73 years after WWII, The “Madras Maiden” is visiting Montgomery for its first time. Captain Don Roney is the Air Operations Officer for the Red Tails…

France to Honor WWII Vets in Montgomery

The Consul General of France in Atlanta will honor eight World War II veterans from Alabama and Mississippi. The ceremony will take place Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Montgomery City Hall. The honor is to express France’s eternal gratitude to those who helped to liberate the country from oppression from 1944-45. Consul General of France in Atlanta Denis Barbet will bestow…