Veterans

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…

TROY University Listed As Top Alabama College in “Best for Vets” Rankings

A ranking revealed Monday morning names Troy University as the top-ranked school in the state that caters to the needs of veterans and military members and their families. It is called RebootCamp: The Military Times. It’s an online source military and veterans members use for information. And Troy officials were pleased with this year’s results. “We were the highest ranked…

Greenville Lions Club Memorial Day Ceremony Moved Inside High School

While some communities were forced to cancel their Memorial Day services Monday due to the threat of bad weather from Tropical Storm Alberto, the Greenville Lions Club’s annual ceremony was moved inside Greenville High School to avoid any weather complications. The speaker for the event was Major “Ranger” Garry Newton, a retired Army officer from Greenville.  Students had the opportunity to…

Town of Pike Road Salutes Veterans

6th Annual Veterans Appreciation Ceremony Held in Pike Road Sunday

1/1IMG_0448 Show Caption Hide Caption Military veteran Alvin Edwards signed up for the service as a teenager. “I joined the Marine Corps on my 17th birthday in 1963,” said Edwards. He went to Vietnam in 1965. “I was in Marine aircraft group 16. We flew a lot of medivacs and supplies out of Da Nang.” Edwards was among dozens of…