Thoughts On Veterans Day From A Non-Veteran

"To me, Veterans Day is about freedom, reflection, and honoring those that make the sacrifice required to allow for my freedom."-- Chris Key, Huntsville Utilities Accounts Supervisor By COL (RET) John OlshefskiSenior VP of Customer CareHuntsville UtilitiesRecently, a friend and publisher of this awesome magazine – Bob Druckman, asked if I would share my thoughts … Continue reading Thoughts On Veterans Day From A Non-Veteran

Protecting Our Protectors: Caring for Our Veterans

By Mayor Tommy Battle Paying tribute to our military veterans is something we do with honor in Huntsville. From supporting events like the annual Veterans Day Parade to visiting the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, the Rocket City is very proud of all of those who selflessly serve our nation. Recognizing our veterans for their service … Continue reading Protecting Our Protectors: Caring for Our Veterans

Still Serving Veterans

By Major General U.S. Army (RET) Paulette Risher President/CEO, Still Serving Veterans Still Serving Veterans (SSV) is a 15-year-old Huntsville-based nonprofit whose primary mission is to help Veterans, service members, members of the Guard and Reserves and their families build meaningful lives by connecting them with good jobs, the benefits they have earned, and the … Continue reading Still Serving Veterans

Honoring Our Veterans

By Kenneth Anderson, DirectorHuntsville City Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion In August 2021, America’s longest war ‘ended’ with a painful reminder of how costly military conflicts can be right up until the end. As American service members assigned to support the final evacuations of citizens, civilians and allies (Operation. Freedom’s Sentinel) in Afghanistan, were … Continue reading Honoring Our Veterans

Hail to Our Heroes

By Kenny AndersonDirector Multi-Cultural AffairsCity of Huntsville The fact that Veterans Day is a national holiday is itself a testament to the significance of the honorable service rendered by thousands of men and women who have served in the armed forces. Whether having fought on the battleground at Gettysburg, the beaches of Normandy, a Vietnamese … Continue reading Hail to Our Heroes

New Memorial in Veterans Park Honors Gold Star Families

By Mayor Tommy Battle It’s a club no one ever wants to join, but when they do, they’re a member for life. We’re talking about the Gold Star Family, a special group for those who have lost a spouse or family member while they were serving our great nation. For decades, many survivors have had … Continue reading New Memorial in Veterans Park Honors Gold Star Families