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. 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. 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. more


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


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


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Vestavia Voice September 2018