Whether it was on the beaches of Normandy, in the mountains of South Korea or in the jungles of Vietnam, our senior veterans gave their all for us. ALL of US! Whether a veteran was in a combat zone or served in a support role, all veterans raised their right hand and pledged to give their lives if necessary for their country. Therefore, they are all deserving of honor! If not for these men and women, we wouldn’t have the privilege to live as we do: FREE.
We love to see our senior veterans receive honor in their communities and beyond. We attend as many functions and activities as possible with our heroes. At these events, our senior veterans are recognized for their service and sacrifices. And we have fun!
In all of these ways and many more, we strive to bring honor to our heroes. And honor brings healing! Check out the section below to see some of the many ways that we strive to bring honor to our deserving senior veterans!
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
Our veterans love to travel! Among our favorite adventures are WWII reenactments and air shows. From our Vietnam and Korean vets to our WWII vets, they enjoy traveling back in time!
All of our veterans deserve to be honored for their sacrifices. In the North Alabama area, there are many military-style dinners held throughout the year, and we strive to honor our veterans at every one.
Everyone loves a parade! From 4th of July and Veteran’s Day parades, to parades for individual birthday celebrations, Honoring Veteran Legacies is there!
No matter where we are… we dance!
From throwing out the first pitch at a Rocket City Trash Panda's baseball game to flipping the coin at a high school football game to sitting at ice level at the hockey game…
WE ARE THERE!
Come join us for our monthly meetings! We meet the first Tuesday morning of every month at Hope Church on Balch Road in Madison. You never know what we might do!
Our community partners at the Alabama Quilt of Valor Foundation often attend our meetings and award our senior veterans with quilts of valor. Our goal is for all of our heroes to eventually receive a quilt!
We love to travel to museums and memorials near and far. We always strive to include young people in our adventures. Lots of fun and bonding takes place.
WWII Veteran Charles Henry volunteered to serve his country in 1944. His desire was to be a paratrooper but sadly he was denied that opportunity because of the color of his skin. Instead he was trained as a Military Policeman and assigned to guard German POWs in Wyoming. Charles never complained. His outlook was positive and he did his job to the best of his ability in service to his country! When Billy Counts, Command Sergeant Major of Redstone Arsenal, heard Charles’ story at a Veterans Day school assembly, he was deeply moved. He said, “As a jumpmaster and former Command Sergeant Major of an Airborne Military Police Battalion, I am going to make Charles an honorary paratrooper.“ Sergeant Major Counts got a set of wings from his vehicle and presented them to Charles for his demonstration of the Airborne spirit and his faithful service to the nation, right there at the school assembly! Charles left that building that day with a renewed sense of pride. Charles said, “Now I don’t have to say I WISH I was a paratrooper. I can say I AM a paratrooper!” Sadly, Charles passed away in March of 2021 and we miss him so much! But we are so thankful that he was granted his heart’s desire before his passing! Thank you to Ret. CSM Billy Counts for honoring our hero In such a special way!
Your generous support will help us to honor our veterans and to ensure that future generations hear their stories in a way that will encourage them to remember and appreciate their sacrifices!