Photo by Neal Embry.

For more than 20 years, Vestavia Hills resident Jacob Pflasterer served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force, working in a variety of administrative and support roles. Read more



Neal Embry

Veterans heard from Myra Harper with the Southeastern Blind Rehabilitation Center and Harper House, and received pinnings for their service. Read more



Photo by Kamp Fender.

Vestavia Hills can count no shortage of military veterans among its residents, from World War II to Vietnam, and even during the Cold War. Read more


Veterans, both living and deceased, will be celebrated on Sunday, Nov. 4, with activities at the Alabama Veterans Memorial Park. Read more



Della Fancher-Smith of the Alabama Veterans Memorial speaks to guests of the New Merkel House's Veterans Day gathering.

The annual lunch brought together veterans of many different conflicts and branches of the U.S. military. Read more



Photo courtesy of Lloyd Beard/Alice Elmore.

Alabama’s veterans will be celebrated with activities at the Alabama Veterans Memorial Park on May 28. Read more


C.H. “Stretch” Dunn, PE, is a 1966 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a distinguished graduate of the Command and General Staff College, an Army War College Fellow and a professional engineer. Read more


The StepStone dedications begin in the Flag Plaza at 3 p.m. at the Alabama Veterans Memorial Park. Read more


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Photo by Katie Turpen.

This Friday, residents are invited to a fundraising event for Wounded Warriors at local art gallery, Artists Incorporated. Read more


To honor veterans, the community gathered together for Liberty Park Middle School’s annual Veterans Day program. Read more

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Photos courtesy of Mike Mikos.

Try to ask Staff Sergeant Mike Mikos about his military service, and he’ll look at you sideways. Thank him for his service? He’ll give you a polite nod, and then maneuver the conversation to another topic – any other topic. Read more


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