Veterans

ADVA Announces New Leader for Well-Being Projects

The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) is welcoming aboard a new leader that will help the needs of veterans well-being. Sissy Louise Moore will serve as the new Veterans well-being coordinator. Moore will serve as the primary ADVA coordinator for Alabama’s Challenge for Preventing Suicide among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) and will coordinate and manage other programs…

COVID-19 Alters Veteran’s Day Ceremony in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The threat posed by COVID-19 significantly changed the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony in Selma — but it didn’t stop it. So, even though it looked a little different — the service of our veterans was still recognized — honored — and celebrated in Dallas County. However, the annual ceremony was unlike usual — due to…

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…

Pike Road Honors Local Veteran Heroes

The town of Pike Road honored our veterans Sunday during its annual Veterans Appreciation Ceremony. “The town of Pike Road is honored to once again recognize the veterans who have made a difference in every single one of our lives,” Pike Road Mayor Gordon Stone said. The memorial service was a way to honor local heroes who fought for our…

8th Annual Veterans Prayer Breakfast

Hundreds of Veterans gathered in Montgomery this morning for a prayer breakfast. Covenant International Ministries provided breakfast for the veterans. The host speaker was Bishop Yvonne Jones. Organizer Felicia Jackson says this was a vision of Bishop Jones years ago. The event has gotten bigger each year. Jackson says its their way of acknowledging veterans, and letting them know we…

Home Depot Joins Effort to Help Homeless Veterans in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– There’s a new effort underway to help homeless veterans in Dallas County. The future home of Prodigal Son’s House is under construction in Dallas County. It’ll be a Christian mission transitional home when its finished. It’ll provide a clean, safe environment for homeless veterans and veterans on the road to recovery from substance abuse. Andre…

Veterans Town Hall Meeting Held in Montgomery

CAVHS Hosts Veterans Town Hall

Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System hosted a town hall meeting to help veterans stay up to date about available benefits. Dozens of veterans gathered at the Montgomery VA clinic to learn more about their available health benefits, including prosthetics. VA officials were there any answer questions. They say they want to help improve the dialogue between the CAVHCS and…

Local American Legion Feeds Veterans

A pike road American Legion post is giving back to the community this holiday season.  American Legion Centennial Post 2019 teamed up with Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church to provide meals for fifty veterans. Volunteers from the popular food delivery app Waiter helped with food preparation and delivery. The food was provided  by Jim N Nicks BBQ and Kings Table…