Alzen Floyd

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings made the following statement on the House floor on June 3, 2011, honoring the life and legacy of Alzen Floyd:

M. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the life and legacy of Alzen Floyd. He was born March 15, 1919 and passed away on May 20, 2011.

As a young man, Floyd showed leadership by helping his mother in the purchase and renovation of their home while he was just sixteen years of age. In 1937, he joined the US Army and he retired in 1960 as a Sergeant First Class.

After serving his country Floyd returned home and became a prominent member of his community though several entrepreneurial ventures. He owned and operated "Al Floyd's Soul Food," "Al Floyd's Photo Service," and "Al's Security." He would go on to open Broward County's first Black-owned Security Corporation, "Floyd & Associates Protection Corporation." This company would grow to half a million dollars in assets.

Floyd was a lifetime member of the NAACP and a faithful member of First Baptist Church Piney Grove since 1929, where he was a member until he could no longer attend.

M. Speaker, Alzen Floyd's motto was "If I can help somebody." His life was an example of dedicated service: service to his family, service to his country and service to his community. It gives me great honor to recognize his life and his service.