HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Each year in November the Semper Fi Community Task Force of North Alabama (SFCTF) is honored to be the host for Heroes Week.
Guests arrived Thursday in two rounds at Huntsville International airport. They were met with many flags, much fanfare, pomp and circumstance.
2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. A small group of Vietnam Purple Heart recipients will be included in this year’s event along with the current generation of wounded and injured heroes. 70 guests representing all service branches from all over the United States made their way to North Alabama for a week of relaxation and recognition.
Often, these warriors and their families do not receive the welcome that so many of our military are given after returning home. These American heroes were in hospitals, recovering from injuries received in the line of duty while their units completed deployment and returned to a heroes’ welcome.
This event gives Tennessee Valley/Northern Alabama communities the chance to show their deep appreciation and recognition of these service members, their spouses, and caregivers. Guests are honored at a Veterans Day breakfast and parade, Marine Corps Ball, fishing tournament, yacht cruises on Lake Guntersville, aerial tours of North Alabama by private pilots and numerous lunches and dinners hosted by local organizations and businesses.
The SFCTF is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) charitable organization located in North Alabama. It was founded by former Marines with a mission to support our veterans from all services, their families and the community.