How We Can Help Our Veterans

By Kelli Axley and Unity Psychiatric Care Huntsville Every year, Americans honor our armed forces on November 11th for Veterans Day. However, many of these individuals continue their fight at home. Not a physical battlefield but the internal mental health battle they face with themselves. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), each … Continue reading How We Can Help Our Veterans

I Have Your Back and You Have Mine – Right?

By Major General U.S. Army (RET) Paulette RisherPresident/CEO, Still Serving Veterans The expression “I have your back” is commonly used in the Veteran community and beyond. Apparently, the expression heralds back to the time when warriors fighting with swords literally stood back-to-back in mutual support and protection. However, for me, I like the powerful metaphor … Continue reading I Have Your Back and You Have Mine – Right?

The Military Personality

By Lisa Philippart LPC, BCPCC, BC-TMH Is there such a thing as a “military personality”? And if so, do the personality traits and attributes of veterans and service members differ greatly from those of the average citizen? Personality is defined as the combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character. Other terms … Continue reading The Military Personality

How Can We Say “Thank You” To Our Veterans

By Jennie RobinsonCity Council District 3President ProTem Years ago, I took my grandson Alex to visit the Veteran’s Memorial in downtown Huntsville after the Veteran’s Day Parade. He was in second grade at Chafee Elementary School at the time and, as we walked around the memorial, he noticed an elderly man dressed in his Army … Continue reading How Can We Say “Thank You” To Our Veterans

Veteran Connections with the Alabama Heroes Welcome Initiative

By Jennifer HollidayAlabama Military Family Liaison Alabama has long been known as one of the most patriotic states in the nation, and one that wraps its arms around our military, Veterans, and military families. In 2019, Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth made a concerted effort to strengthen Alabama’s bond with its military-connected communities by improving the … Continue reading Veteran Connections with the Alabama Heroes Welcome Initiative

Salute the Troops – Veteran’s Day 2022

By Tommy Battle, Mayor of HuntsvilleEach November 11, on Veterans Day, we show our appreciation for the brave men and women who served in our nation's armed forces. In Huntsville, we recognize the vital importance of our military to make our communities and our nation better.   With many thousands of veterans and active military living … Continue reading Salute the Troops – Veteran’s Day 2022

Meet Billy “Pop” Neal, and Beverly Lowe

By Bob Druckman, Publisher(Photos by Mandi Cook Photography) When we think of wars we often don’t think of the “Forgotten War” the Korean War. Billy (“Pop”) Neal fought in Korea and is a proud veteran. On October 16th Pop will be celebrating his 90th birthday. He also had a wonderful career at NASA. His daughter, … Continue reading Meet Billy “Pop” Neal, and Beverly Lowe

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

Joint U.S. Flags Retirement Ceremony

National Sojourners. Inc.Redstone Chapter #353Huntsville, Alabama. 35649The Huntsville, Alabama chapter #353 of the National Sojourners Inc(Mason Veterans), are proudly sponsoring a U.S. Flags retirementceremony. This will be a joint operation conducted by theTwickenham-Milford chapter of the DeMolay the Mason boy’s youthorganization, with direct logistical support of the Veterans of ForeignWars (VFW), Post 2702 located at … Continue reading Joint U.S. Flags Retirement Ceremony

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