PHOTOS

Moment of silence
Moment of silence

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

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Debriefing
Debriefing

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

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Teachers learning
Teachers learning

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

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Son of the movement
Son of the movement

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

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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.

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March for freedom
March for freedom

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

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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.

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Hosting history
Hosting history

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

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Bed for a King
Bed for a King

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

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Dance
Dance

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

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Painting the music
Painting the music

One of the many artists working Jazz Fest 2015.

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Dragon surprise
Dragon surprise

A moment of excitement at Jazz Fest 2015.

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"Home"
"Home"

Marc Broussard takes the stage at Jazz Fest 2015.

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Colorful characters
Colorful characters

A procession of costumed folks at Jazz Fest 2015.

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Open road
Open road

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

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Lockdown
Lockdown

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

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Press pool
Press pool

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

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Lone tiger
Lone tiger

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

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Build Baldwin!
Build Baldwin!

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

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Sword of friendship
Sword of friendship

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

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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.

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Arctic formal wear
Arctic formal wear

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

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A royal splash
A royal splash

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

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Reach for the sky
Reach for the sky

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

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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.

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Glistening waves
Glistening waves

One of many days that led to the sandy shoreline.

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Wedding day
Wedding day

The State of Florida begins allowing same-sex marriages.

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

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

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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.

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Pre-flight
Pre-flight

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

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Excitement
Excitement

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

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Touch the sky
Touch the sky

Shot aboard the Blue Angels plane "Fat Albert."

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Captain and crew
Captain and crew

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

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

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

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Smells like chocolate
Smells like chocolate

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

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Collaboration
Collaboration

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

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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.

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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."

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Memorial
Memorial

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

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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.

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