Week of August 25 1965 Vietnam

The operation was conducted as a combined arms assault involving ground, air and naval units. U.S. Marines were deployed by helicopter insertion into the designated landing zone while an amphibious landing was used to deploy other Marines.

Life Discoverd On Earth’s Moon

On this day on August 25, 1835, the first of a series of six articles was published in The Sun, a New York newspaper, about the supposed discovery of life and even civilization on the Moon. The discoveries were falsely attributed to Sir John Herschel, one of the best-known astronomers of that time. The articles described fantastic animals on the Moon, including bison, goats, unicorns, bipedal tail-less beavers and bat-like winged humanoids (“Vespertilio-homo”) who built temples. There were trees, oceans and beaches. These discoveries were supposedly made with “an immense telescope of an entirely new principle.”

Did You Know?

There’s a cemetery in the Netherdands (Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial) consisting of 8,300 US veterans who died in WWII.

City Of Semmes City Council Results for August 20 2019

The city open burn ordinance has been tabled UNTIL October 15, 2019 in order for Fire Chief Brooks to make adjustments to the proposed ordinance. If you have any input, contact Chief Brooks through city hall at 251-649-8811.
A STATE-WIDE BURN BAN IS STILL IN EFFECT

GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY FOR EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY
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SEMMES ALABAMA EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
Crews have already begun to clear the land where the new Semmes Emergency Operations Center is set to be situated. Our prior articles used the term “safe room” as that is the terminology used by federal and state agencies throughout the process. However, the buiding, in addition to housing emergency personnel, will be equipped and manned as an emergency operations center. Several  state and county agencies were represented at the ground breaking ceremony as well as many city officials. Kristy Ray, Emergncy Management Specialist with the State Of Alabama Emergency Management Agency, guided the project through the government red tape throughout the project.