You can see the new street sign dedicated to the Founder of National Veterans Day in front of Birmingham’s City Hall and across from the Monument to Raymond Weeks in Linn Park. National Veterans Day proposed this sign initiated by Mark Ryan. The City Council led the way. Mayor William Bell approved. Councilwoman Kim Rafferty presented the resolution to the family during the Tribute to the Founder of Veterans Day led by Patriotism in Action of Life Leaders (Col. Bob Barefield, Chair, and Dr. David Dyson, moderator). Raymond Weeks of Birmingham launched the national movement to establish Veterans Day (to honor veterans of all wars) with General Eisenhower in 1946 and organized the first event in 1947.