Tuscaloosa to Honor WWII Veterans and Celebrate the Army’s 244th Birthday

On Thursday, June 13, all of Tuscaloosa’s many veterans’ organizations will be on hand to celebrate the 244th birthday of the U.S. Army (June 14, 1775). The event is planned for 3:30 p.m. at the Tuscaloosa Federal Building and Courthouse downtown. Everyone is invited to attend.

Organizers say this event is a way for the organization to highlight how the Army continues to demonstrate its incredible competence, enduring commitment, and extraordinary character in defense our nation.

This year’s celebration honors the Army’s professional values built upon standards, mutual trust, discipline, and traditions. The Army holds leaders and soldiers accountable for upholding Army values.  

Additionally, several local World War II veterans will be honored:  Wilson Ruffing, 96; Alfonso Romanello, 94, and Ray Farabee, 92. In addition, four young men will be taking the Oath of Office to enlist in the Alabama Army National Guard.

The Association of the United States Army, West/Central Alabama Chapter (AUSA); The American Legion, Post 123; The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 301; The Veterans of Foreign War, Post 6022; and the Sons of the American Revolution, Black Warrior River Chapter, are sponsoring the event.

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