The 100th Anniversary of the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

By Phil RiddickMadison County CommissionerDistrict 5 From time to time there are important historical milestones that come and go, and often, we miss them completely.  For instance, this year is the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  There are many monuments and memorials erected to our identified fallen soldiers, but in the … Continue reading The 100th Anniversary of the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

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

Don’t Forget: Remembering Veterans Needs After Service

By: Staff Sgt. Melissa Braun, USAF, Retired There’s a lot of forgetfulness when it comes to veterans. This isn’t to say veterans are forgetful – more so feeling forgotten. From Saigon to Afghanistan, transitioning into and out of the military, undiagnosed and untreated ailments tied to service, and many instances in between, veterans often feel … Continue reading Don’t Forget: Remembering Veterans Needs After Service

What Is a VA Loan?

By Darin WindhamRealtorKey Finders Group RE/Max Alliance November reminds us of the beginnings of cold weather, football, hot drinks by the fire, and of course Thanksgiving and Black Friday. And it’s also the month we celebrate Veteran’s Day. Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of … Continue reading What Is a VA Loan?

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

Upcoming Events at the YMCA to Honor Our Veterans

Veterans Prayer Breakfast: The Veterans Prayer Breakfast is Friday, November 5th at 7:30 a.m. at the Hogan Family YMCA (130 Park Square Lane, Madison).  Veterans and military service members may request one free ticket per person (non-military guests must purchase a ticket).   For more info, please call (256)428-9622, ext. 3008 or e-mail events@ymcahuntsville.org. Veterans Week at the YMCA:  … Continue reading Upcoming Events at the YMCA to Honor Our Veterans

The VFW Poppy Program

By April Thomas, Quartermaster Gentry –Isom VFW Post 2702 The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veteran’s service organization and Gentry-Isom VFW Post 2702 has been serving veterans in the Huntsville area since 1945. Located at 2900 Memorial Pkwy Frontage Rd NW in North Huntsville Post 2702 is breathing new … Continue reading The VFW Poppy Program

Celebrating Veterans Day

By Susan ChipmanRealtor Legacy Agent, HREPHuntsville Real Estate Professionals      Veterans Day is a federal and state holiday which was set aside to acknowledge the men and women who have served in the United States military.  Veterans Day is a time for us to be thankful to those who have served, standing united in respect … Continue reading Celebrating Veterans Day