ALBERT JACKSON MCCARN Sr. MCCARN, ALBERT JACKSON, SR. Jack McCarn, born in Birmingham, AL, January 29, 1924, passed peacefully from this life on October 8, 2012. He joins his wife of 55 years, Dorothy W. McCarn, who preceded him into the Presence of God on January 22, 2004. Mr. McCarn was a veteran of World War II, serving in Italy in 1944-45 with the 744th Bombardment Squadron, 456th Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force. After the war he earned a bachelor's degree from Birmingham Southern College, and a degree in jurisprudence from the Birmingham School of Law. In a remarkable career spanning over 60 years, Mr. McCarn served as one of Alabama's most knowledgeable and respected insurance professionals as a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). Among his many honors, he was named the Alabama Independent Insurance Association's Insuror of the Year in 1994; President, North Alabama Chapter, CPCU; President, Alabama Marketing Association; Most Loyal Gander, Alabama Pond, Honorable Order of Blue Goose; Insurance Women of Birmingham's Boss of the Year in 1975; Insurance Fieldman of the Year; and Birmingham Association of Insurance Women's VIP for 1992. In 1986, Mr. McCarn opened his own business, Reality Insurance Agency, which upon his retirement in 2010 passed to the able care of his daughter, Mickie McCarn Edwards. He is remembered fondly for his service to two generations of Boy Scouts, and as deacon, youth leader, and Sunday school teacher in Baptist churches in Alabama and Florida, most recently at the Raleigh Avenue Baptist Church of Homewood, AL. Mr. McCarn is survived by his wife, Lenora Maude Harrell McCarn, of Homewood, and his children, Mickie and Raymond A. Edwards of Alabaster, Lt. Col. (Ret) Albert Jackson and Charlayne McCarn, Jr., of San Antonio, TX, and Charles Victor and Tammy K. McCarn of Huntsville, AL. He is sorely missed by his grandchildren, Cynthia and Matthew Fields of Hendersonville, TN, Jacquelyn and Lam Le of Pelham, AL, Austin and Daniel McCarn of Huntsville, AL, Rachael Shannon McCarn of Virginia Beach, VA, and Kathryn McCarn of Austin, TX. He is also remembered fondly by his stepsons, Wayne Harrell of Boligee, AL, Barry Harrell of Crane Hill, AL, and Kevin Harrell of Glen Ellyn, IL.
Good Morning All,
We at the Alabama Pond HOBGI wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
[New York, 3 October 1789]
By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be—That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks—for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation—for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war—for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed—for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted—for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions—to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually—to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed—to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord—To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us—and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.