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- 9/11 survivor to headline at new veterans event on Nov. 15. Army veteran Shad Ketcher puts his effort where his heart is — with veterans. He is the mover and shaker behind Saluting Community Heroes, a new veterans fundraising event. It will take place Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Crow River Winery. The featured speaker will be retired Lt. Col. Ryan Yantis, who will share his experiences serving at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
- Thousands join in annual veterans celebration. Veterans Day isn’t until next Saturday, but thousands of Cullman County residents got a chance to to honor local veterans a week early at the annual Cullman Veterans Day celebration at Cullman Airport-Folsom Field on Saturday. Every veteran was honored at the event, but this year’s theme was “Good Morning Vietnam” and the Vietnam War was the focus for the day.
- Veterans find that art helps heal hidden wounds. When Sanford “Sandy” Bier was an Army medic during the Korean War, he escaped the carnage that exploded around him by doodling whimsical cartoons depicting the life of his fellow soldiers. One shows a grimacing GI, who has recently returned from R&R leave and is receiving an antibiotic injection.
- Fulton to host Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11. The Fulton Veterans Council will host a Veterans’ Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, at Veterans’ Park across from Fulton City Hall on South First Street. The public is invited to attend.
- A warm tribute to R.I. veterans. More than 300 people gathered in the sunlight for speeches at the State House Saturday afternoon and thousands were at the Waterplace Basin as the sun set and a torchlight procession of veterans marched in a special WaterFire honoring the state’s veterans.