A note on the back of the photo reads, "Cocktail Party for legislature at time Huntsville wanted Research Park & Institute for university." From left to right: Mrs. Foster Haley, Mrs. Milton Cummings, Wernher von Braun, Maria von Braun, Roscoe Roberts, Ryan DeGraffenried, and Milton Cummings.
The tank on the left is labeled "V-2 Alcohol Container," while the tank on the right is labeled "V-2 Liquid Oxygen Container." On the far right of the photo is the "V-2 Propulsion Unit." In the background are various businesses, including P. M. Woodfin Cotton, Anderson Clayton & Co. Cotton Buyers, and First National Bank.
The report outlines highlights of the Armed Forces Day, including attendance, media, and the parade lineup. The theme of the day was "Power for Peace." The report includes news clippings, a Redstone Arsenal welcome brochure, and photographs of the festivities in downtown Huntsville and at Redstone Arsenal.