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Huntsville’s 2014 Armed Forces Celebration Events & Freebies

Monday, August 4

0900: Armed Forces Celebration proclamation at the Huntsville/Madison County Veterans Memorial on Monroe Street near Washington Street. (The Chamber auditorium at 225 Church Street is the rain site.)

1830: Army Materiel Command Band performs in Big Spring Park. Weather-permitting, there will be a fireworks display at 2100 This event is free of charge.


Tuesday, Aug. 5 & Wednesday, Aug. 6

1900: The U.S. Army Soldier Show

Von Braun Center Concert Hall. Tickets for both shows are no longer available. Doors of the VBC Concert Hall will open 10 minutes prior to show time.  If there are available seats at this time we will let people in without a ticket.


Wednesday, August 6

12 p.m.: Armed Forces Celebration Luncheon

featuring AMC’s Gen. Dennis Via in the Von Braun North Hall. (Must register in advance: click here for registration)


Thursday, August 7

1000: Purple Heart Day Award

Program at the Huntsville/Madison County Veterans Memorial. The community is invited.


Friday, August 8

0800: “Iron Mike Golf Tournament”

AUSA Redstone at The Links at Redstone Course on Redstone Arsenal. For more information/registration, click here.

1700-2100: Armed Forces Celebration softball games 

Huntsville Metro Kiwanis Sportsplex Field #2 at 3590 Patton Road. There is no charge to attend.

1700: Game 1 – Team Redstone Leadership vs. Team AUSA.

1900: Game 2 – Huntsville/Madison County Leadership vs. Senior Rec League All Stars.


Saturday, Aug. 9

1000: F16 Red Tail dedication at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Aviation Challenge to honor the legacy squadron. This event is open to the public.


Also during Armed Forces Celebration, free or discounted admissions to attractions for active or retired military I.D. card holders (and military families) are offered by:

  • Heart of the Valley YMCAmore information
  • Huntsville Museum of Art
  • U.S. Space and Rocket Center
  • Burritt on the Mountain
  • EarlyWorks Museum Complex
  • Sci-Quest, Hands-on Science Center
  • Huntsville Botanical Garden more information
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Biergarten Fundraiser

Stein and Dine!

Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. through October 30, 2014, for the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine crafted by renowned chef David Oreskovich.

To support our local community, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is featuring a nonprofit organization each week, and 10 percent of food sales that evening will be donated to the organization. On July 17, 2014, join us for Still Serving Veterans Night!

Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region.

Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase.

Family Friendly!       Dogs Welcome!       Rain or Shine!

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Military Night: Rocket City United

Rocket City UnitedRocket City United, a local soccer team, is hosting a Military Night on June 7. Attendees with a military I.D. will receive 4 free tickets and the 1st 500 fans to arrive will get complimentary bumper stickers. Plus, Rocket City United will be donating a portion of proceeds to Still Serving Veterans. The team will be playing against Chattanooga FC at John Hunt Park – kickoff is scheduled for 7:30pm.

Rocket City United is the top Alabama soccer team playing in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) at John Hunt Park (Field #2). Rocket City United (RCU) was incorporated in 2007 and began playing in 2008 in the NPSL. Playing in the South Region, RCU competes in the Southeast Conference against teams from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Conyers (GA), Knoxville, Nashville, New Orleans, and Pensacola.

The National Premier Soccer League operates in the 4th Division of the United States Soccer pyramid. The NPSL is the fastest growing national soccer league in the United States, operating in over 80+ markets across the USA, from Maine to Washington state.

For more information about the team and to find other games, visit their website: rocketcityunited.com

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Upcoming Event: Huntsville’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Come Walk With Us!

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What is it?

The Huntsville St. Patrick’s Day Parade is an annual tradition celebrating Irish culture & heritage in a positive family atmosphere. If you are a supporter of Still Serving Veterans, we want to encourage you to join the procession and walk with us!

Where is it?

The parade will make a loop through downtown Huntsville. The staging area where we will meet before the parade begins is located directly behind our building (224 Spragins Street) in the gravel parking lot.

A map of the route may be viewed at http://www.huntsvillestpatricksday.com/route.php

**Please note that the blue line (Spragins Street) indicates the staging area.  All parade participants should enter the staging area at the intersection located at Spragins & Clinton.

When is it?

The parade will be this Saturday, March 15th at 11:30 a.m.  If you plan on walking with us (and we hope you will!), staging will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Additional Information

For more information on this event click 2014 Parade Guide for Spectators or visit:

http://www.huntsvillestpatricksday.com/index.php

If you would like to walk with us and have any questions, please call 256-883-7035 or email Lindsey, our Development/PR Specialist, at lindseyb@stillservingveterans.org.

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Belk Charity Sale

Belk is hosting their next Charity Sale on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014. The event is a private, ticketed sale that lasts only 4 hours, from 6am-10am. The sale features storewide discounts ranging from 20-70% off and includes rarely discounted brands. As an added perk, holders of Belk cards will receive extra points on their purchases (double for Belk Rewards or Premier Card and triple with Elite Cards).

Be sure to come early! The first 100 customers to arrive will recieve a free gift card worth anywhere from $5 to $1000!

To participate in the sale you must buy a ticket for $5 from a participating charity. The ticket also gives you $5 off your first purchase making the tickets practically free. All ticket sales before May 3rd go directly back to the charity selling them and ticket sales the day of the event will be split among the participating charity.

Still Serving Veterans is participating this year so come by our office to get your ticket! We are located at 224 Spragins Street NW Hsv, AL 35801 (click here for map). Check out the image below for more details about the sale. If you have any questions about obtaining tickets please call us at (256) 883-7035.

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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

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.