Tag: Military

Genealogy InformationNews - from the past & the present

Do you know how Maxwell Air Force base in Montgomery got it’s name?

On November 8, 1922, the United States War Department redesignated their aviation repair depot in Montgomery, Alabama in honor of Atmore, Alabama native, Second…

Days Gone By - stories from the pastGenealogy Information

Monday Musings: Do you know about these online Databases at the Alabama Department of Archives and History?

A great free website is the World War I Gold Star Database - This database is being developed from the Gold Star files of…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

See original Feb. 1940 and 1942 [film, photographs & speech] of the USS Alabama being launched

Today, January 9, "the battleship USS Alabama was dedicated in Mobile as a World War II memorial. Commissioned in August 1942, the Alabama served primarily in…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Alabama sent many volunteer soldiers in search of Pancho Villa after he attacked a town in New Mexico in 1916 [photographs]

[These remarkable vintage photographs show downtown Birmingham in the summer of 1916 when citizens came out to support their military troops who were going…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Did you know the father of Veterans Day was from Birmingham, Alabama? Parade starts on November 11th at 1:30

{National Veterans Day Parade will take place in Birmingham, Alabama -  November 11th, 2016  Free public event} The National Holiday known today as Veterans…