HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Veterans are more than just the backbone of our country, they’re the heart of the Tennessee Valley. According to the Census Bureau, more than 17,000 veterans live in and around the Rocket City and they all have their own story to tell.
From a 22-year Army veteran who experienced the unimaginable to five strangers coming together to find a final resting place for a Purple Heart their stories need to be preserved for future generations. This is a small way for us to show our appreciation for them and their families.
Our gratitude for our service members may look a little different this year, but from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your courage, your dedication and your sacrifices. It’s because of men and women like you that we enjoy the freedoms we have in America. From everyone at News 19, God bless you and thank you for your service to our nation.
Resources for Veterans
- NVF Lifeline for Vets: 1-888-777-4443 (offers vet-to-vet assistance)
- Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (suicide hotline for vets, can also help loved ones identify signs of crisis)
- Priority Veteran: 1-866-460-3827 (helps vets find stable, permanent housing)
- Still Serving Veterans: 1-866-778-4656 (helps vets with career placement when transition to civilian life)
How to Honor Veterans
- Thank a service member
- Shop at veteran-owned businesses
- Donate or volunteer for a veteran’s organization