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Publicly Honor Mr. Poland, Alabama Bus Driver Who Saved Children's lives

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Dear President Obama:
You called the coach of the Baltimore Ravens, 2013 However, there is a hero that you and your staff have overlooked. His name is Charles Albert Poland Jr., the Alabama bus driver who saved the lives of 21 children in rural Alabama.

We the undersigned encourage you to:
Invite his family to the White House and consider him for one of your White House awards. At the least, we hope that some type of certificated of white House appreciation be given to him. It would really make us happy if you and Michelle made a phone call to this grieving family. News stories reveal that Mr. Poland was a prayerful individual who helped those in need even though his own family was struggling financially during this horrific recession. WE URGE YOU TO SERIOUSLY C ONSIDER MENTIONING THIS GOD FEARING MAN IN YOUR UPCOMING FEBRUARY 12 STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH.
We urge the public to sign this important petition. The Pray at the Pump Movement intends to picket the White House on this coming Monday, February 11 from 11 AM to 1 PM to hopefully encourage President Obama to make sure that prayer warrior Charles Albert Poland is not forgotten. We believe that such an act would make the angels in heaven so happy.
In addition to signing this petition, we ask all concerned citizens from around the nation and the world to honor this angel of light for his heroism which in our opinion is far greater than the accomplishment of the Baltimore Ravens. The phone number is 202-456-1414. E mails can be sent to President Obama on the web site whitehouse.gov. Click on Contacts.
We pray that God will sustain the Poland family during this difficult time. Our prayers are with them. May Mr. Poland rest in peace. We all look forward to meeting him when we get to heaven. May the country remember that prayer and fasting are the answers to every problem in life: joblessness, economic turmoil, sequestering, immigration, gun control etc.
Rocky Twyman, Founder
Pray at the Pump Movement


The Obama Administration
Publicly Honor Mr. Poland, Alabama Bus Driver Who Saved Children's lives

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      • 10 months ago


    • Kim Wesson LOWER, AL
      • over 1 year ago

      Education personnel now risk their lives to serve the public.

    • Patricia Smith MIDLAND CITY, AL
      • over 1 year ago

      Mr.Poland went above and beyond for all of the children on his bus at the time of this incident which in the end he gave his life for all the children on his bus.I had 2 children on the bus a 18 yr old and a 13 yr old.Please recognize him for his great sacrifice. He is truly a one of a kind person and will live in our families hearts FOREVER!! Mr.Poland is our Hero

    • Merisia Sheppard MIDLANDCITY, AL
      • over 1 year ago

      This is important to me because my 12 year old daughter road Mr. Polands bus and was on that bus at the time Mr. Dykes shot him and took little Eathon. All of the children that rode that bus loved Mr.Poland and he gave his life to save theirs.In my book he is truely a hero!!!! If he had not done what he did who knows if Mr.Dykes would have taken the lives of our kids. But due to Mr.Polands brave act our children went unharmed. It makes me mad to think of him holding Eathon like he did, that child did nothing to that man.

    • ashley hardeman TRUSSVILLE, AL
      • over 1 year ago

      My children will attend public school and while I do not feel 100% percent safe in sending them there, I do feel comfort in knowing that there are teachers and bus drivers that would risk their lives to save my child's life if needed. Please honor this sweet man's life. Thank you!


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