Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Alabama

Did you know Alabama celebrated its 193rd birthday on December 14, 2012?

First Lady Dianne Bentley joined with two schools and the Department of Archives to celebrate this day in our state's history and to wish Alabama, Happy Birthday!

Thanks to volunteers and the staff at the Archives, students were able to tour the building and participate in several different crafts; one craft allowed students to make their own Alabama flag. During her visit, Mrs. Bentley stopped to view the first constitution of Alabama which is only on display one day a year and she got to hear the story of its making from the director, Steve Murray.

It was a special day that opened up with song and the slicing of cake. Mrs. Bentley hopes to be a part of this tradition every year she can.

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