PHOTOS

Moment of silence
Moment of silence

Ceremony for 9/11 at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola

Debriefing
Debriefing

Captain Jeff Glassey speaking with media about active shooter training at NAS Pensacola.

Teachers learning
Teachers learning

Local educators learn what to likely expect during an active shooter situation.

Son of the movement
Son of the movement

Meeting Martin Luther King III at the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Selma to Montgomery march.

Embracing change
Embracing change

Rep. John Lewis shares a hug with President Barack Obama at the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Selma to Montgomery march.

March for freedom
March for freedom

Thousands gather in Selma for the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Selma to Montgomery march.

Road to the future
Road to the future

President Obama speaks to thousands about the future at the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Selma to Montgomery march.

Hosting history
Hosting history

Jawana Jackson speaking with me about her family hosting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when she was 5-years-old.

Bed for a King
Bed for a King

The bedroom Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used while planning the Selma to Montgomery march.

Dance
Dance

Two of the thousands enjoying the Jazz Festival in New Orleans.

Painting the music
Painting the music

One of the many artists working Jazz Fest 2015.

Dragon surprise
Dragon surprise

A moment of excitement at Jazz Fest 2015.

"Home"
"Home"

Marc Broussard takes the stage at Jazz Fest 2015.

Colorful characters
Colorful characters

A procession of costumed folks at Jazz Fest 2015.

Open road
Open road

City and community leaders open a new bridge in Gulf Shores.

Lockdown
Lockdown

Dozens of law enforcement descend on Elberta Elementary School after an active shooter is identified.

Press pool
Press pool

All the local stations await information about the active shooter at Elberta Elementary School.

Lone tiger
Lone tiger

Gulf Coast Zoo tiger, Salt, mourns the loss of her sister, Pepper.

Build Baldwin!
Build Baldwin!

Signs pop for and against proposed taxes designed to help school expansion.

Sword of friendship
Sword of friendship

A man found a sword thought to be lost for nearly 40 years.

Time for a plunge!
Time for a plunge!

Thousands make their way to the Flora-Bama bar for a freezing dip to ring in the new year.

Arctic formal wear
Arctic formal wear

A family of "penguins" waddle their way to the frigid Gulf waters.

A royal splash
A royal splash

Colorful and creative costumes are encouraged at the Polar Bear Dip.

Reach for the sky
Reach for the sky

The first post-Katrina condo tower begins construction in Gulf Shores.

A slow dash for freedom
A slow dash for freedom

A newly healed turtle makes its way back to its home in the Gulf of Mexico.

Glistening waves
Glistening waves

One of many days that led to the sandy shoreline.

Wedding day
Wedding day

The State of Florida begins allowing same-sex marriages.

Out with the old...
Out with the old...

The old Bay Minette Intermediate School comes down as alumni look on.

And...action!
And...action!

A real PBY plane used in the film "U.S.S. Indianapolis: Men of Courage" starts to take on water. The plane would never fly again.

Pre-flight
Pre-flight

The Blue Angels brief their passengers before taking off in Fat Albert.

Excitement
Excitement

My first ride in a Blue Angels airplane. I was not quite ready for zero gravity.

Touch the sky
Touch the sky

Shot aboard the Blue Angels plane "Fat Albert."

Captain and crew
Captain and crew

I couldn't leave without a picture of the amazing men and women who fly Fat Albert!

Here's the pitch...!
Here's the pitch...!

One of the many teams playing in the USSSA baseball tournament.

Smells like chocolate
Smells like chocolate

The 1975 hit the Chevrolet Stage at the 2014 Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores.

Collaboration
Collaboration

A select group of teenagers create a song and a band in an afternoon aboard the John Lennon bus.

Seeking inspiration
Seeking inspiration

Actor Nicholas Cage and producer Richard Rionda Del Castro meet with veteran Richard Stephens to learn more about the events of the U.S.S. Indianapolis tragedy.

Step in time
Step in time

Dozens of people line up to be extras in a few scenes of "U.S.S. Indianapolis: Men of Courage."

Memorial
Memorial

Hundreds gather to honor the life and service of Okaloosa County Sheriff's Deputy Billy Myers.

Clues among the ashes
Clues among the ashes

Orange Beach and State of Alabama fire officials work to determine the cause of a massive condo fire.