Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Pettus Bridge 75th

I was there for the 50th anniversary
 of the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March.

 I was there for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Selma.

And I was there for the scheduled 75th anniversary
 of the opening of the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

State Tourism Director Lee Sentell (pictured taking a picture) was there
 yesterday too. So was a lady from Valley Grande, but no one else came!

 We hadn't heard that the city canceled the ceremony  earlier in the day,
 apparently due to stormy weather. But by 5:30 p.m., the sun shone perfectly
 on the north face of the bridge. Crepe myrtles bowed their blossoms,
 and The Songs of Selma Park treated us to its summer best!
All was not lost. We took plenty of pictures!

The bridge was designed by Henson K. Stephenson and opened in May 1940.
The ceremony had been delayed until June. 

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

A lot of history there. It stands out so well against that sky.