first_img In addition to the street named in honor of Lewis, Blount said he  would like to do something to honor Lewis in Brundidge.“With the unfortunate news of Congressman’s passing, I spoke with other young people who knew the congressman on both a personal and professional level,” Blount said. “I pitched the idea of putting together a memorial in Brundidge. The consensus being that, during a time of cultural strife and statues coming down, it would be a worthwhile endeavor to honor one of Pike County’s and Alabama’s finest sons with a memorial.”Blount is applying for 501c3 tax-exempt recognition by the Internal Revenue Service for the project. The City of Brundidge will not incur any expenses for the memorial project, he said. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article You Might Like By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Blount laughed at the memory of being at a fundraiser for former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn of Georgia at which Congressman Lewis spoke.“Congressman Lewis said he was born in Alabama but Georgia was his home,” Blount said. “When I spoke to him afterwards, he just lit up when I mentioned Pike County. He said, ‘Son, don’t believe a word I just said. Alabama is my home.’”Blount said any time he and Lewis met, they talked about their Alabama and Pike County roots.“Congressman Lewis was extremely proud of his roots and we bonded through our roots.,” he said. Published 9:34 pm Thursday, July 23, 2020 Skip Blount wants to create Lewis memorial in Brundidge Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Troy Cleaners celebrates 75 years of business This year, the Troy Cleaners is celebrating their 75th anniversary. This dry cleaning business has been operating in Troy since… read more Email the author Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Montgomery attorney Wilson Blount would like to put together a memorial for the late Georgia Congressman John Lewis in the city of Brundidge where Lewis graduated from Pike County Training School.Blount contacted Brundidge City Manager Willie Wright with the idea for the memorial. Wright relayed the plan to the mayor and city council at its Tuesday meeting.Blount’s father William Blount is from Troy and his grandmother, the late Martha Blount, served as chairman of the Board of Registrars in Pike County for several years.Prior to practicing law, Blount worked on numerous campaigns in Alabama and around the nation. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img