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Ceremonial groundbreaking held for the first phase of the new Holy Family School

On the morning of April 21, the long-awaited groundbreaking for phase one of the new Holy Family School took place. Organized by the Groundbreaking Committee through much work and attention to detail, the event marked a major milestone in the school's history.

The groundbreaking itself was attended by almost 200 guests that included Mayor Tommy Battle, Father Robert Sullivan of the Diocese of Birmingham, many clergy, religious, elected officials, and dignitaries who came to listen to various speakers and enjoy a Hatch Company boxed continental breakfast. 

The master of ceremonies, De Karlos Blackmon, introduced the Holy Family School Choir, followed by Dr. Isaac Hampton, USAMC historian; alumnus Colonel Scott Rawlinson, USAMC director of legislative and public affairs; and featured guest speaker David Valdes, Academy Award winning executive producer of Avatar, The Way of Water. The theme, making history count, one beat at a time, resonated throughout the day. After breakfast, those in attendance adjourned outside to the site of the new school to break the ground with ceremonial shovels. School children were part of the shovel team.

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