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Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Teach-In Days at Local Schools

MLK DayStill Serving Veterans and the City of Huntsville Office of Multicultural Affairs, in conjunction with the Huntsville City Schools, will be conducting the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Teach-In Days at area local elementary, middle and high schools on January 17, 2014. Community volunteers will be facilitating activities that honor Dr. King’s lifelong vision and commitment to unity, progress and nonviolence, principles that should be embraced by all human beings.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Federal Commission identified the King Holiday as “a day to affirm the American ideals of freedom, justice and opportunity for all. A day when the community rids itself of barriers which divide it and comes together as one. A day for families to share together, to reach out to relatives and friends and to mend broken relationships. A day when all people of all races, religions, classes and stations in life put aside their differences and assemble in a spirit of togetherness.”

For these reasons, Still Serving Veterans and the City of Huntsville Office of Multicultural Affairs in conjunction with the Huntsville City Schools seeks to elevate the national King Holiday above being just another day off for students, faculty, and staff. Dr. King’s lifetime commitment to the struggle for racial inequality through nonviolent social change has left an indelible mark upon both the national and international communities, and services as a viable model for achieving the implied goals of our democratic society.MLK & quote

Founded in 2006, Still Serving Veterans’ (SSV) mission is to empower veterans, including wounded warriors and their families, by helping them reintegrate into the workforce and community. Services include outreach and education, individual case management, referral to mental health counseling with a focus on post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, long-term career development and employment placement, financial planning, and help securing VA benefits. SSV works with veteran businesses and coordinates employment opportunities with the Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Businesses in Madison County and throughout Alabama

For more information, call Shannon Drake at (256) 883-7035 – office or (256) 755-1951 – cell or send email responses to sdrake@stillservingveterans.org

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2013 Veterans Day Activities

Friday, Nov. 8
YMCA Veterans Prayer Breakfast, Craig and Steven Hogan Family YMCA, 130 Park Square Lane, Madison, 7:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 for an individual, $200 for a table of eight. Reservations are requested and due by Nov. 5. Walk-ins will not be turned away, but table seating is not guaranteed. For tickets and more information, call 428-9622. Reservations may also be made at www.ymcahuntsville.org.

Veterans Day Dinner, Von Braun Center North Hall, 5:30 p.m. The evening will include keynote speaker Gen. Dennis Via, Army Materiel Command commander, as well as the Hall of Heroes induction, Purple Heart Honor Roll induction and announcement of the North Alabama Veterans and Fraternal Organizations Coalition’s Veteran of the Year. Reservations are required. Tickets are $40 for an individual, $400 for a table. For reservations, visit www.ausaredstone.org.

Saturday, Nov. 9
Marine Corps Birthday Ball, The Westin, 6800 Governors West NW, Huntsville. Reception begins at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6. Cost is $75 for an individual; $750 for a table of 10. For tickets call Staff Sgt. Juffure Delle at 213-9683 ext. 105, or stop by Kilo Battery, 3506 Memorial Parkway SW.

Monday, Nov. 11
Breakfast, Von Braun Center North Hall. Doors open at 8 a.m. with breakfast at 8:15 and program at 9. Program includes remarks by Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, Redstone Arsenal senior commander and deputy commander of Army Materiel Command, as well as recognition of Gold and Blue Star families and Heroes Week participants. Cost is $10 for an individual, $100 for a table. For tickets, visit www.ausaredstone.org.

Veterans Day Parade, 11 a.m., beginning in front of the Von Braun Center’s North Hall. Events, to include a Military Walk through Time and the Huntsville Concert Band will be ongoing at Veterans Memorial Park, beginning at 10:30 a.m., until the parade arrives at the park.

Tri-dedication, EarlyWorks Patriot’s Mosaic, Gothic Guild Patriot’s Gateway and Patriot’s Pathway, Historic Huntsville Depot, 320 Church Street NW, Huntsville, 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Open House at the Veterans Memorial Museum off Airport Road.

Corps of Engineers waives day use fees for valid ID holders on Veterans’ Day for boat launches and swimming areas.