Veterans

President Trump Delivers First Address to Joint Session of Congress

(AP Photo/LM Otero)President Donald Trump opened his address to a joint session of Congress by condemning the recent threats against Jewish community centers and a fatal shooting in Kansas being investigated as a hate crime. Trump on Tuesday said that “while we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and…

Pistoleros Ride for Homeless Veterans

The Pistoleros are a local chapter of bikers who wanted to give back to their community. They decided to stick with what they knew: veterans and bikes. Most of the Pistoleros members are veterans, so the bikers teamed up with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to provide money and goods to homeless veterans. Nearly a dozen different chapters came together…

New Central Alabama VA Director Speaks Out

The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System has had a series of interim directors over the last two years. That’s made it hard to make any lasting changes at the VA. While the hospital has seen improvements, up to a rating of two out of five stars for most of the year, a new permanent director should help continue that…

Alabama Dept. Of Archives and History Launches “Collecting Vietnam”

The Alabama Department of Archives and History is reaching out to Alabama veterans of the Vietnam war to help them document their stories for generations to come. The purpose of the ongoing project “Collecting Vietnam” is to document the experiences and service of Alabamians both overseas and nationwide. The museum is interested in acquiring items such as uniforms, equipment, photographs, letters…

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…

City of Prattville Has Reserved Parking for Veterans

Prattville now has reserved parking places for military veterans. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off the program this week, in time for Veterans Day. There are reserved parking signs at City Hall, the Autauga County Courthouse and other county administration buildings in the area. Chamber president Patty VanderWal says businesses are welcome to…

France to Honor WWII Vets in Montgomery

The Consul General of France in Atlanta will honor eight World War II veterans from Alabama and Mississippi. The ceremony will take place Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Montgomery City Hall. The honor is to express France’s eternal gratitude to those who helped to liberate the country from oppression from 1944-45. Consul General of France in Atlanta Denis Barbet will bestow…