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    From sea to IT: Navy veteran Troy Luquire highlights experience as...

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Troy Luquire is a computer science student at Wallace State Community College. His role goes beyond traditional classroom learning, as he immerses...

    ‘We have a lot of great veterans to honor in Cullman...

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    Cullman County Veterans Day Celebration salutes local veterans VINEMONT, Ala. – Skies were clear, a pale cerulean and perfect for flight on Saturday morning, Nov....

    Cullman Veterans Hall of Fame now accepting nominations

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Veterans Hall of Fame (CVHOF), a mission spearheaded by Fairview native Col. Donald Fallin, aims to recognize and pay tribute...

    Wallace State hosting workshop for active military, veterans and dependents

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Wallace State Community College is proud to partner with the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) and the Alabama Association of Resource...

    Local veterans attend Rock the South, safe and protected

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Rock the South is an exhilarating event for most who attend, an electrifying two days of basking in the best of...

    Governor Ivey encourages veteran hiring through HIRE VETS Medallion Program

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey and Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington are encouraging Alabama employers to hire veterans by applying to...

    CCSO hosts Veterans Day, Marine Corps birthday luncheon  

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office announced that approximately 100 people were in attendance at their joint celebration in honor of the...

    Retired Army SSGT. Clinton Baker becomes first resident of new veteran...

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    CRANE HILL, Ala. - It was June 22, 2021 when retired Army SSGT. Clinton Baker prayed, “Lord, find me a home or take me...

    State Legislature funds local pilot program combating veterans’ PTSD

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Veterans in Cullman and other local counties will soon receive the benefits of a promising PTSD treatment, with funding secured by...

    Five WWI veterans to be honored at special ceremony today

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Five men will be honored Saturday morning at a ceremony at the Cullman Veterans Memorial Park hosted by the American Legion...

    Veteran Memorials: Pvt. Irving Davis

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    Pvt. Irving Davis was 26 years old when he was drafted during World War I. He was born in Crane Hill, Alabama and was...

    SGB shots available closer to home

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Almost 90 Cullman area veterans who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are enjoying the benefits of the Stellate Ganglion Block...

    SFW’s annual Thanksgiving dinner for veterans Nov. 23

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Local nonprofit Saving Forgotten Warriors will host its fifth annual Thanksgiving dinner for veterans and their families next Monday, Nov. 23....

    Stars, Stripes and Soldiers: Carpenter’s Cabinet founder proposes homeless veterans’ community...

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    COLONY, Ala. - Chris Warnick, founder of Carpenter’s Cabinet food pantry ministry, visited the Colony Town Council meeting Tuesday evening with Karla Albertus of...

    ‘We’re here today; we’ve made it!’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Veterans services organization Saving Forgotten Warriors (SFW) on Wednesday morning held a grand opening celebration and open house at its transitional...

    Welcome home: Work begins on veterans community in Crane Hill

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    CRANE HILL, Ala. - Work has begun at the future home of Connie’s Cottages in Crane Hill, an affordable housing community being developed for...

    Local couple reaches out to veterans, law enforcement with fundraising, special...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Jim and Beverly Burke are well-known fixtures in the Cullman community. Cullman County has at least a few (!) gun owners,...

    Saving Forgotten Warriors cuts ribbon on veterans transitional home in Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Saving Forgotten Warriors (SFW) on Friday morning cut the ribbon on a house along Hopewell Street in Hanceville that will serve...

    Memorial Day: ‘He was my best buddy, old Dwaine was’

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    Dwaine McGriff and David Golden were just young boys when they became friends. Both sons of Cullman County sharecroppers and students at East Point...

    ‘I felt myself come out of the blue’: 4 local veterans...

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    CORRECTION- 3-11-20 at 6:55 p.m. In The Tribune’s coverage of the stellate ganglion block (SGB) shot, we have said, “The SGB shot is FDA-approved.” In...

    ‘He’s finally home’

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    CORRECTION- 3-11-20 at 6:55 p.m. In The Tribune’s coverage of the stellate ganglion block (SGB) shot, we have said, “The SGB shot is FDA-approved.” In...

    WWII veterans stars of this year’s CHS Jazz Band Big Band...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A magical night was had Friday, courtesy of the Cullman High School Jazz Band, at the 24th annual Big Band Dance...

    A shot at hope: Local businessman and philanthropist Apel donates $12K...

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    CORRECTION- 3-11-20 at 6:55 p.m. In The Tribune’s coverage of the stellate ganglion block (SGB) shot, we have said, “The SGB shot is FDA-approved.” In...

    Homeless in Cullman County: Saving Forgotten Warriors opening temporary housing for...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Monday evening, Cullman Elks Lodge 1609 presented a check for $5,000 to Saving Forgotten Warriors (SFW) Director Jeremy Hogan for...

    Operation Iron Ruck: UA, AU veterans marching from Tuscaloosa to Auburn

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday offered her support to Operation Iron Ruck, an effort by student veterans at The University of...

    ‘It’s a whole community effort’: Brandin’ Iron in West Point holds...

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - In 2018, the Brandin' Iron Steakhouse in West Point served free Thanksgiving meals to more than 850 veterans and their...

    Brandin’ Iron serving up free Thanksgiving dinner for veterans Nov. 25

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - On Monday, Nov. 25, Brandin’ Iron Steakhouse in West Point will host the fourth annual Saving Forgotten Warriors (SFW) free...

    Baileyton Senior Center honors local veterans

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    Updated 11-8-19 at 9:19 p.m. An earlier version of this story said seniors were served chicken and dumplings from Parkside School. The meal was...

    Heroes honored

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A touching ceremony was held Wednesday at the Donald E. Green Active Adult Center in honor of Cullman area veterans, followed...

    Conditions take toll, but Cullman County Veterans Day Celebration still draws...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Veterans and their supporters from across the region gathered Saturday morning in Veterans’ Park at Sportsman Lake for the 2019 Cullman...

    Vinemont 5th graders raise more than $1K for American Legion

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – Vinemont Elementary School’s fifth graders braved the chilly weather Friday morning to participate in a walk-a-thon to benefit the American Legion....

    Heroes’ Dinner honors local combat veterans; Veterans Day observances today

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Friday evening, Cullman took time to honor its veterans, especially those who served in combat, at its annual Heroes’ Dinner...

    Cullman Veterans Day Celebration set for Saturday

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    “There’ll be a whole lot of veterans in one place where you can just walk around and say, ‘Hey, thank you very much.’ That’s...

    Organizers getting the word out early for Veterans Day Celebration

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Col. Ken Brown from Cullman Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2214 spoke Wednesday afternoon at the Cullman County Mayors and...

    A place to call home: Low-cost veteran community coming to Crane...

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    CRANE HILL, Ala. - The Crane Hill community will soon be home to an 11-cottage development for veterans. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new...

    Cullman VFW honors law enforcement, emergency responders, scouts

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2214 Thursday night honored local law enforcement officers, emergency responders and Eagle Scouts at...

    ‘You can thank me by being a good American’

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    ‘You can thank me by being a good American’   Christy Perry     CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman resident Gerry Howard is a Vietnam veteran who served with Alpha...

    Cullman County Veterans Treatment Court gets underway today

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As of Thursday morning, Cullman County’s court system now gives veterans who struggle with the mental and emotional aftermath of their...

    Finding peace in the soil: Veterans Farmers Conference promotes farming as...

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College recently hosted the second annual Veteran Farmers Conference, offering military veterans opportunities to learn about agriculture and...

    ‘What does Memorial Day mean to you?’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Members of Cullman's Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2214 - as well as civilian volunteers, including 30 fifth graders from Vinemont...

    Judges sign up Veterans Court mentors, more needed

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    Army veteran and longtime mentor, Col. Ray Zimmerman, explains Madison County’s Veterans Treatment Court and the role of mentors there to Cullman area veterans...

    Cullman County Veterans Treatment Court seeking mentors

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    Circuit Judge Gregory Nicholas, VFW Post 2214 Commander Will Harris and District Judge Rusty Turner are leading the drive to establish a Veterans Treatment...

    Wreaths Across America: Organization brings veterans’ memorial program to Wal-Mart Distribution...

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    Both military veterans, Wal-Mart drivers Homer “Junior” Twilley and brother Allen Twilley wait to start their leg of the wreaths’ journey to the National...

    Fairview’s Col. Fallin completes Appalachian Trail, raises almost $17K for children...

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    Col. Donald Fallin atop Mt. Katahdin, Maine, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. (Photo courtesy Col. Donald Fallin) FT. BRAGG, N.C. - In the...

    Veterans honored at annual Cullman County Veterans Day Celebration

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    A member of the U.S. Army’s Ft. Benning-based Silver Wings parachute demonstration team comes in for a landing Saturday at Cullman Regional Airport. (W.C....

    VFW Heroes Dinner celebrates local veterans

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    Retired U.S. Army Col. John Reitzell on Friday night received a painting recounting some of the best-known incidents of his largely classified special operations...

    Cullman County judges, DA, look to establish veterans’ court

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    Circuit Judge Gregory Nicholas, left, and District Judge Wells “Rusty” Turner, right, with VFW Post 2214's Will Harris, center, Monday evening (W.C. Mann for...

    ‘It’s to honor veterans’: Annual Cullman County Veterans Day Celebration this...

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    A World War II- era Douglas SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber will be one of the main attractions at this Saturday’s Cullman County Veterans Day...

    American Legion’s national commander visits Cullman

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    Left to right: Alabama American Legion Commander Harry Christian, National Commander of the American Legion Brett Reistad and Cullman American Legion Post 4 Commander...

    First look: planning underway for Cullman’s annual Veterans Day Celebration on...

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    Reenactors from Wallace State portray various World War II figures at a press conference for this year’s Cullman Veterans Day Celebration. The press event...

    R.E. Garrison Trucking dedicates truck to veterans, hands keys to veteran...

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    Military veterans from the Cullman Police Department get their picture taken with the truck and Garrison executives. (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN - On...

    Visiting judge promotes establishment of Veterans Court in Cullman County

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    Baldwin County Presiding District Judge Michelle Thomason visited veterans in Cullman this week to talk about her mission to bring a Veterans Court to...

    Update: Fairview veteran reaches 600-mile mark on Appalachian Trail

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    Col. Donald Fallin reached the 600-mile mark on the Appalachian Trail on the afternoon of Monday, June 4. (Photo courtesy Donald Fallin) FAIRVIEW - Retired...

    Cullman SAR presents Wounded Warrior award to WWII veteran George Mills

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    On Wednesday evening, WWII Army veteran Sgt. George Mills recounted the Battle of the Bulge and his experiences as a POW. (W.C. Mann for...

    Decorated Fairview veteran hiking Appalachian Trail for children of fallen soldiers

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    Col. Donald Fallin pauses at the 500-mile marker along the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail. (courtesy photo) FAIRVIEW - When decorated combat and special operations veteran Col....

    Governor Ivey urges employers to hire veterans, apply for federal designation

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    MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has joined U.S. Labor Sec. Alexander Acosta and Alabama Labor Sec. Fitzgerald Washington in urging employers to recruit and...

    Area veterans treated to free Thanksgiving meal at Brandin’ Iron in...

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    Cullman County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy, Brett Holmes, right, visits with an area veteran at Monday’s Thanksgiving meal at the Brandin’ Iron in West Point....

    VETERANS DAY: Holly Pond honors veterans with reception, service of celebration

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    A drama team put on a shadow play honoring the veterans./ W.C. Mann HOLLY POND - On Thursday morning, Holly Pond’s elementary, middle and high...

    VETERANS DAY: Good Hope students lead school’s program

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    GOOD HOPE - Good Hope High School held its annual Veterans Day ceremony Thursday afternoon and the outside of the gym was covered in...

    ‘I pray that our beautiful star-spangled banner never ceases to wave’

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    Honored WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War veteran and keynote speaker Julian Campbell with his wife of 69 years, Marie Campbell / W.C. Mann CULLMAN...

    House committee streamlines process for veterans to update status on AL...

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    MONTGOMERY - State Rep. Randall Shedd, R-Fairview, who serves as chairman of the House Interim Committee on Driver’s License Review, joined with members of...

    A day of celebration of area veterans

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    Local U.S. Army veteran Gregg DeBoer and his son, center and left, with Col. Robert Nay, command chaplain of the Army Security Assistance Command...

    Heroes: dinner honors local veterans; America’s newest Medal of Honor recipient...

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    Guest of honor, U.S. Army Capt. Gary Michael “Mike” Rose, right, shares a moment with another veteran at Friday night's Heroes Dinner in Cullman....

    Good morning, Vietnam! Cullman Veterans Day Celebration this Saturday

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    Flights will be available Saturday on a Bell UH-1 “Huey” helicopter. / Photo courtesy vietnamhelicopters.org CULLMAN - This Saturday, Nov. 4, Cullman will honor its...

    Beginning Nov. 1, veterans get in free to all Alabama State...

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    Buck's Pocket State Park / www.alapark.com MONTGOMERY - To show appreciation for their service, Alabama State Parks is implementing a new program that provides veterans...

    Good Hope to honor veterans with banners around town

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    Banners (like the one pictured) honoring Good Hope veterans will be placed around the city during holidays such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day....

    Sons of Liberty motorcycle ride nets $5K for wounded veterans

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    CULLMAN - On Saturday, more than 100 motorcycle riders from multiple organizations descended on Cullman for the Sixth Annual Wounded Veterans Ride, a charity...

    Purple Heart ceremony honors fallen warriors of Cullman and Morgan Counties

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    Family members came out to honor their loved ones. / W.C. Mann HARTSELLE - On Saturday, military veterans, family and friends gathered for a ceremony...

    Vietnam, Ford share top billing at this year’s Veterans Day celebration

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    L-R: James Williams, Eckenrod Ford’s Wade Bentley, Patrick James from the Cullman Elks Lodge, Randall Chambers, Wallace State instructor Leigh Ann Courington, former mayor...

    Veterans focus of Hope Horses for Heroes program

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    Hope Horses, Inc. provides equine therapy programs. / Nick Griffin CULLMAN - Hope Horses for Heroes got underway Tuesday afternoon and will take place every...

    VFW Post 2214 plans Memorial Day activities

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    Flags displayed along Highway 31 in 2016, put out by members of VFW Post 2214/Image courtesy of Ken Brown CULLMAN -  Cullman’s Veterans of Foreign...

    VFW Post 2214 honors outstanding citizens

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    Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry, Hannah Jacobs, Connie Jacobs, Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs and VFW Post 2214 Commander Sam Bates CULLMAN - Veterans of Foreign...

    Local nonprofit providing vets a free Thanksgiving meal

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    CULLMAN - Jeremy Hogan hopes to give local veterans and their families something special this Thanksgiving season.  He heads up Saving Forgotten Warriors (SFW),...

    Local veterans honored at West Point High School

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    WEST POINT - It was a unique morning on the campus of West Point High School Thursday when students and faculty alike paid homage...

    Holly Pond students honor local veterans

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    WWII veteran Earl Howard tells stories over breakfast. HOLLY POND - On Thursday morning, Holly Pond High School (HPHS) invited local veterans to breakfast at...

    Veterans Day Celebration wows crowds at Sportsman Lake Park and Cullman...

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     B-17 bomber Aluminum Overcast taxis in after a flight. CULLMAN - Cullman’s Veterans Day Celebration kicked off bright and early this morning at Sportsman Lake...

    From Cullman County to Korea, veteran has stories to tell

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    Cullman County native and Korean War veteran Kenneth Glasscock CULLMAN - Kenneth Glasscock's grandparents were among the early homesteaders of Cullman County in the late...

    Nov. 5 Veterans Day program to be historically-rich, high-flying affair

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    CULLMAN - Cullman’s Veterans Day celebration is shaping up to be something spectacular this year, and it’s all going down this Saturday, Nov. 5...

    Special B-17 Bomber flights ahead of this weekend’s Veterans Day celebration

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    CULLMAN - Members of the local press and special guests on Thursday were treated to rides on the B-17 Flying Fortress, Aluminum Overcast at...

    Wallace State’s Veterans’ Corner gaining popularity on campus

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    Wallace State employee Daniel Lauderdale talks during a meeting at the Veterans' Corner. HANCEVILLE - Wallace State Community College's efforts to serve its student veterans...

    Rockin’ America’s Heroes kicks off Valkyrie Initiative

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    BATTLEGROUND – Over the weekend, Camp Liberty hosted Rockin’ America’s Heroes, a launch party for the Valkyrie Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the...

    Camp Liberty to host event, Rockin’ America’s Heroes, Sept. 24

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    BATTLEGROUND - On Sept. 24 the gates of Camp Liberty will open at 10 a.m. for an all-day event called Rockin’ America’s Heroes, a...

    Community remembers local veteran, KIA in Vietnam

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    If family or friends of any soldier killed in wars who lived in my district will come to me with a plan, I will...

    Disabled Marine vet gets support, and a new ride

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    Photo: (l-r) John O’Malley, Josh Speakman, Jeremy Hogan, Ed Smith, Trent Winstead and Chris Gill. Seated: Jack Stevens I wish I could have taken daily...

    Area veterans enjoy a day of fun

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    Photo shows members of Fallen Heroes Bowfishing.   This is the first Appreciation Day we have ever done together. There has been too much separation between...

    Harbison co-sponsors bill that makes it easier for veterans to get...

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    MONTGOMERY - "If one has full retirement from the military with good standing and meets requirements to get a pistol permit, the sheriff must...

    New resource for area veterans

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    In the past year I have submitted anywhere from 150 to 200 claims, and as of today, I am 100 percent on my claims;...

    Local realtor gives back through Homes for Heroes program

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    CULLMAN - Local real estate agent Richard Neese became a part of the Homes for Heroes program two months ago. The St. Bernard graduate...

    Cullman City Cemetery dressed in stars and stripes

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    I think most of us veterans are just happy that we survived. We all knew guys that didn’t, so it has kind of a...

    Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

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    Photo shows, from l-r, Brenda Scott, Mayor Townson, Rhonda Van Zandt​ CULLMAN – On Monday, March 28, Cullman Mayor Max A. Townson proclaimed March 29, 2016...

    Veterans Helping Veterans- The Birth of a Nonprofit

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    Things have changed since 9/11. Our government has failed our veterans in so many ways. They like to say that things have fallen through...