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Henry Armstrong Day In Columbus, Mississippi
October 13, 2008


The Henry Armstrong Foundation would like to thank the City of Columbus, Lowndes County, and the state of Mississippi for honoring Henry Armstrong with a historical marker in his home town and declaring Oct. 13th Henry Armstrong Day. 


A special thanks to the following: 

Haley Barbour (Governor of Mississippi)

 Thad Cochran (United States Senator)

Robert Smith (Mayor of Columbus Mississippi)

Travis Childers (Congressman, D-MS)

Gene Taylor (Ward1 Councilman)

"Smokin" Joe Frazier and Les Wolff

Deontay Wilder (2008 Olympic Medal Winning Boxer)

Clarence Weatherspoon (NBA basketball player)

Wilbur O. Colom (Attorney)

Jackie Exum

Carol Boggess (Hostess)

Ed Schuyler, Jr. (Associated Press boxing columnist)

The Columbus Air Force Base along with local firefighters.


 The Family honoring World Triple Champion Boxer Henry Armstrong.  


Clarence Weatherspoon, left (NBA basketball player), and with Deontay Wilder, right (only American boxer to win a medal at the 2008 Olympics) holding an autographed boxing glove by the great Smokin Joe Frazier, which was given to the Henry Armstrong Foundation in honor of Henry Armstrong. The glove was raffled off at the Friday Night Fights event and the proceeds from the raffle were given to the Feed the Children organization. 


 From left to right, Carol Boggess (hostess), Robert Smith (Mayor of Columbus), Travis Childers (Congressman, D-MS), Deontay Wilder (2008 Boxing Olympic Medal Winner)

Robert Smith, Mayor of Columbus, honoring World Triple Boxer Henry Armstrong.


Robert Smith, Mayor of Columbus, awarding family with Proclamation of Henry Armstrong Day.


Edward Scott, Jr., President and Founder of the Henry Armstrong Foundation, speaks on behalf of his grandfather and his sister Rita Davison (CFO) stands by.


Rita Davison, Chief Financial Officer of the Henry Armstrong Foundation, speaks on behalf of her grandfather and her brother Edward Scott, Jr. stands by.

   Ed Schuyler, Jr. (Associated Press boxing columnist) speaks on behalf of Henry Armstrong. 

Rufus Ward reads a letter from boxer, “Smokin” Joe Frazier, in which he talks about the monumental influence Henry Armstrong had on his life.


Henry Armstrong’s grandchildren, Rita Davison and Edward Scott, Jr., stand beside the recently unveiled historic maker at the intersection of Wilkins-Wise Road and Waverly Road in Columbus, Mississippi honoring their grandfather.


Edward Scott, Jr. (CEO) greets WBCI NEWS Reporter.


Henry Armstrong’s grandchildren shake hands with Deontay Wilder, the only American boxer to win a medal at the 2008 Olympics.


 Edward Scott, Jr. (CEO) and Rita Davison (CFO), along with Deontay Wilder and the Columbus High School basketball team members.