Local community honors veterans
By U.S. Army
November 18, 2013
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U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command commanding general Lt. Gen. David L. Mann and his wife, Robyn, join the residents of Athens, Ala., in their Veterans Day parade Nov. 9.
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Huntsville Veterans Day Parade Reviewing Official Lt. Gen. David L. Mann, commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, reaches out to shake the hand of a Wounded Service Member during the parade Nov. 11. The Vets with Vettes and Corvette Owners Club carried approximately 40 Wounded Service Members who were in town for the seventh Annual Semper Fi Community Task Force of Huntsville Heroes Week in the parade.
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Lt. Gen. David L. Mann, commanding general of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, speaks on Veterans Day at the Floyd E. "Tut" Fann State Veterans Home Nov. 11 in Huntsville, Ala.
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Command Sgt. Maj. James N. Ross, command sergeant major, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, shakes the hand of a Wounded Service Member and thanks him for his service during the Veterans Day Breakfast Nov. 11 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala. Approximately 40 Wounded Service Members representing various service branches were in town for the seventh Annual Semper Fi Community Task Force of Huntsville Heroes Week.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Each year in November, the Semper Fi Community Task Force of Huntsville brings a group of wounded service members, representing various service branches, to Huntsville for a week of fun, relaxing activities, and recognition.
Known as Heroes Week, this year from Nov. 6-11, the service members were honored at numerous events throughout the community.
This year's highlights included a Veterans Day breakfast and parade, a Marine Corps Ball, a fishing tournament, a parade of boats, and numerous lunches and dinners hosted by community groups and businesses.
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