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Gadsden in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Paul Harvey Loyalty Day

Paul Harvey Loyalty Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, 2008
1. Paul Harvey Loyalty Day Marker
Inscription.  On Loyalty Day this 30th day of April, 1967, we do pay honor and tribute to a great American
- Paul Harvey -
a man who has contributed much toward making this nation and especially Gadsden a better place to live. We salute a true champion of freedom! "God bless you"
Erected 1967.
Location. 34° 0.628′ N, 85° 59.981′ W. Marker is in Gadsden, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker is on Broad Street near South 1st Street. This marker is located at the base of the flagpole of the Gadsden City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 Broad Street, Gadsden AL 35901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gadsden, Alabama (within shouting distance of this marker); John H. Wisdom (within shouting distance of this marker); Emma Sansom Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lynching of Bunk Richardson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gadsden Amphitheater
City Hall image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, 2008
2. City Hall
This is Gadsden City Hall as viewed from the marker.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gadsden Times-News Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); The North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gadsden.
Also see . . .  "Hello Americans, This Is Paul Harvey...". (Submitted on October 31, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
Additional comments.
1. Loyalty Day
Loyalty Day is described in the U.S. Code, Title 36 - Patriotic Societies and Observances, Section 162 as,
The 1st day of May of each year is designated as Loyalty Day and is to be set aside as a special day for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States of America and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom; and the President of the United States is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on such day and inviting the people of the United States to observe such day, in schools and other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies.
    — Submitted September 16, 2008.

2. Paul Harvey 1918-2009 Passing Of A Great American
Monday, March 2, 2009
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Obituaries on Wikinews

American radio broadcaster Paul Harvey has died at the age of 90. Harvey died while at his home in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, February 28. According to reports, his family and friends were by his side at the time of his death. The cause of Harvey's death has not yet been released.

Harvey was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His radio career started in 1933 at KVOO Tulsa, while he was in high school. His initial job was cleaning the station and later went to fill in on air for reading news and commercials. He was best known for his The Rest of the Story program.

Harvey was credited with coining several words on his broadcasts, including Reaganomics and Guesstimate. He was inducted in to the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1990 and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005.

In a written statement ABC Radio Networks president Jim Robinson said "Paul Harvey was one of the most gifted and beloved broadcasters in our nation's history. As he delivered the news each day with his own unique style and commentary, his voice became a trusted friend in American households."

Former President George W. Bush in a statement condoled Harvey's death by saying "Laura and I are saddened by the death of Paul Harvey. Paul was a friendly and familiar voice in the lives of millions of Americans. His commentary entertained, enlightened, and informed. Laura and I are pleased to have known this fine man, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family."
    — Submitted March 30, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,710 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on May 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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