veterans day

Dozens of Veterans Honored at Riverwalk Stadium

Riverwalk Stadium was full of patriotism and appreciation, as the City of Montgomery held its annual Veterans Day ceremony Monday morning. Veterans, active duty service members, and their families and friends were invited in as the Capital City gave a warm “thank you” for their sacrifice and service. The event kicked off with a procession of veterans from all of…

Ceremony in Selma Honors Military Veterans and their Service

From the West Alabama Newsroom– People in Dallas County gathered at Memorial Stadium in Selma to honor veterans and their service to the country. More than a hundred people were on-hand at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony at Memorial Stadium in Selma — Monday. It means a lot for the people to come out here, especially the non-veterans to come…

Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen on Veterans Day

Remembering the sacrifices of the first African-American pilots- A ceremony honoring the historic Tuskegee Airmen was held Monday in Macon County at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site at Moton Field. “As we honor our veterans, we’re reminded of the Tuskegee airmen and the sacrifices that they made and the accomplishments to the war effort,” ceremony attendee Rovetta Hanna said….

Service of Military Veterans Honored in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– People in Dallas County honored the military service of our nation’s veterans at a ceremony Monday morning at Bloch Park in Selma. The rain couldn’t stop the Veteran’s Day celebration in Selma. Scores of people gathered under the Farmer’s Market pavilion to show their gratitude to the men and women who have served. Keynote speaker…

New Monument Wall Pays Tribute to Vietnam War Heroes from Central and South Alabama

Pike County’s Veterans Day celebrations included the unveiling of a monument in Troy’s Bicentennial Park. Twenty-six  names are engraved on the monument, representing twenty-six lives from Pike, Barbour, Butler, Henry, and Crenshaw counties who paid the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives in the Vietnam War. President of the Chapter 607’s Vietnam Vet of America in Central Alabama David Payne…

Montgomery Cancels Vets Day Parade

Will hold an event at Riverwalk Stadium instead

Montgomery officials have decided to replace the Veterans Day parade the city organized for the past seven years with an event inside Riverwalk Stadium this year. The city’s announcement quotes Mayor Todd Strange: “Although support has been steady in the past, hosting a much larger event at Riverwalk Stadium will help us accommodate even more residents, visitors and service members,…

Andalusia High Honors Veterans in 30th Annual Veterans Day Program

Andalusia High School celebrated veterans on Thursday with its 30th annual Veterans Day program. Andalusia High School celebrated veterans on Thursday with its 30th annual Veterans Day program. This year’s program included patriotic poetry readings and songs from the students and featured former First Lieutenant and Andalusia-native John Givhan as the guest speaker. Givhan served in the Vietnam War, and…