By Darin WindhamRealtor, Keyfinders 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 VA Loans
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
By Bob Druckman, Publisher The Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund honors Military Service and sacrifice by providing scholarships to veterans and military family members, particularly children of our nations fallen and disabled. Mercedes-Benz of Huntsville is proud to partner with the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund as a Corporate Sponsor. Inspired by the death of Colonel John … Continue reading Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund
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?
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
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
By Phil Riddick Madison County Commissioner District 5Many businesses and schools in Madison County will close in observance of Veteran’s Day on November 11, and thousands of residents will attend and participate in the Veteran’s Day Parade. “On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national … Continue reading Honoring and Helping Our Veterans
By Nastasha V. Verkest, OwnerTave Weddings and Events My husband Adam and I are both US Army Veterans. Adam served on active duty for 20 years as a Unit Supply Specialist (92Y) and US Army Recruiter (79R) before retiring in 2017. I served a total of 11 years as an Airborne, Food Service Specialist (92G) … Continue reading Salute to Service, Salute to Love!
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
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