Mayor Bell to ask for medal for 16th Street bombing victims - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Mayor Bell to ask for medal for 16th Street bombing victims

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The four girls killed in the 16th Street Church Bombing back in 1963, may receive a congressional honor.

Today, Mayor William Bell will be in Washington, D.C. along with congressional leaders from Alabama to make a special request. They are asking lawmakers to award the four young victims with a Congressional Gold Medal.

It is one of the highest awards that can be given to civilians.

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