#RedWhiteBlueHsv – Mayor Battle launches patriotic campaign to honor the military

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- With Veterans Day around the corner, the city of Huntsville is launching a new campaign to support current and former military. Huntsville Mayor, Tommy Battle announced the Show Your #RedWhiteBlueHsv campaign on Monday.

From November 2nd-12th he is asking residents to wear red, white, and blue, or to fly the American flag to honor the veterans who bring so much to Huntsville. "They bring a discipline, they bring a workforce, they bring to us a group who gives back day after day after day," Mayor Battle said. "Our veteran community is always out there doing something better for our community, ultimately they make our community a better place."

While flying the American flag or wearing a patriotic pin may seem like a small way to honor those who gave so much, Vietnam veteran John Cooper says it means a lot.

View from Veterans Memorial Park in Huntsville

"I  guarantee you, every veteran or military guy that drives down the street and sees a flag at somebody's house he sees the flag," Cooper said. "He might not see anything else on that street, but he sees that flag."

You can share pictures sporting your colors by using the hashtag #RedWhiteBlueHsv on social media.

The city will also be hanging flags in Big Spring Park, leading up to the annual Veterans Day parade November 11th.