Alabama History - 3 July 1815: Leaders in Clarke County named the city of Jackson after Andrew Jackson (he passed through during the Creek War with his troops in 1813). The city had originally been named Pine Level after the land company that platted out the new town. #Our67
Alabama Economic History - 2 July 2012: Airbus announced its $600 million dollar investment for an assembly plant in Mobile. #Our67
Richmond Pearson Hobson of Greensboro (awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1933) became a naval hero when he sunk his own ship, the Merrimac, during the Spanish-American War, as an an attempt to block the Spanish fleet in Santiago Harbor.
Thank you to all who coordinated the moving ceremony at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo today, a beautiful way to honor the fallen.
To my left is Major General James W. Darden, US Army Reserve (Retired) and the Alabama Ambassador for the Chief of the US Army Reserve. #Our67
Milestones: This morning we celebrated the first anniversary of Google Fiber in Huntsville. Google Fiber is available in areas of Huntsville now and adding access as we speak. Thank you, Google, for being a part of Huntsville and the state of Alabama! @googlefiber @Google
Artist and muralist John Roderick Dempster MacKenzie was inducted into the Alabama Hall of Fame. Works include 43 oil pastel paintings depicting the steel industry and an Alabama history mural series that graces the rotunda of our state's Capitol.
Monroeville native Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Today at Troy University, it was an honor to deliver the invocation as well as the inaugural Nicole Jones Student Excellence Award in Economics at a ceremony that recognized the top students within the Sorrell College of Business.
This year's winner was Cassidy Counter. The annual award will be given to an Economics major chosen by faculty who demonstrates academic excellence as well as leadership.
Today at Troy University, it was an honor to deliver the invocation as well as the inaugural Nicole Jones Student Excellence Award in Economics at a ceremony that recognized the top students within the Sorrell College of Business. The Nicole Jones Student Excellence Award in Economics will be awarded annually to an Economics major chosen by faculty who demonstrates academic excellence as well as leadership.
Here is a clip of my opening remarks for this brilliant group of students:
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