Category: Patriotism in Action

Jeopardy TV: Father of Veterans Day


Noah Galloway Presented Army Ornament by Col. and Mrs. Barefield

Noah Galloway w Bob and Nancy

Colonel (Retired) Bob and Nancy Barefield (right) presented a commemorative Army ornament to Sergeant (Retired) Noah Galloway at the Second Annual Alabama Veterans Reunion Appreciation Dinner in Tuscaloosa on August 29th. Noah was the Keynote Speaker at the sold-out event. A double-amputee from wounds in combat, Noah inspires as a speaker as he did as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.

Colonel and Mrs. Barefield serve as chair of Patriotism in Action, a program presented by Life Leaders, which supports Veterans Day, patriotic service, and events throughout the State of Alabama. Bob and Nancy also serve as leaders in the Support Committee of the Alabama National Cemetery. The ornament is one of a collection designed and sold to support the Overlook Project of the National Cemetery, Col. Stretch Dunn (USA Ret), chair.

Life Leaders Year-End Celebration: Save the Date for December 15

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Life Leaders Year-End Celebration

of purpose, progress, plans, & people
benefiting public programs for teachers,
students, veterans, & the public

Featuring Roman Street Music


Social + Supper + Short Program on Progress & Plans + Concert
Tuesday Evening ♦ December 15, 2015
Moonlight on the Mountain ♦ Hoover, Alabama
Expanding Community Support and Service
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Independence Day Seminar & Social June 30, 5:30-7 p.m.

You are invited to Commemorate Independence Day
Tuesday, June 30, 5:30-7 p.m.
improve your plan for independence and freedom for you and others.

5:30-6 p.m. Social & Refreshments
6-7 p.m. Seminar & Meetings

Seminar by Dr. David Dyson and Col. Stretch Dunn (USA Ret)

Birmingham Area, Mtn. Brook, 201 Office Park, First Financial Group Seminar Room, 3rd floor, hosted by Melvin Carrington Smith, Sr.

No charge, sponsored by members and partners.
Life Leaders America is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit providing public seminars, training and resources for teachers and students, veterans making comebacks, and program services for city and citizens.

Life Leaders Evening Seminar and Meeting

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Flourish More Choosing Success and Developing Character and Competence + Progress on Public Programs to Advance Citizens and City…

Thursday, June 4, 5:45-7 PM

201 Office Park (3rd floor), First Financial Group Seminar Room, hosted by Melvin Carrington Smith, Sr.

Register to reserve your spot and handouts (recommended)

No charge for attending–sponsored by members and partners.

Birmingham City Hall: Mayor Bell took 100 Life Leaders posters to tell the story of National Veterans Day in city buildings.


National Veterans Day was founded in Alabama 1947.

Yesterday, I saw these posters next to elevators and in protected sign cases. The photos are of Eisenhower and National Veterans Day founder Raymond Weeks, plus our own Patriotism in Action book showing Reagan and Weeks.

Alabama character traits are associated with this history, plus freedom….

Go Mayor Bell and team!