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Veterans Service Organizations

Alabama National Cemetery


The Support Committee for the Alabama National Cemetery (SCALNC) is a 501 (c) (3) Public Charity volunteer organization consisting of representatives of National and State Veterans organizations and/or their Auxiliaries, eligible active members of the Armed Forces of the United States, civic organizations, governmental agencies, public officials, corporations and individuals with an interest in the ALNC who are willing to assist this committee.

The Support Committee provides overall support to facilitate the enhancement, maintenance, and expansion of the Alabama National Cemetery and will participate in events commemorating all United States military veterans.

American Ex-Prisoners of War

The purpose of American Ex-Prisoners of War is to encourage fraternal activities, foster patriotism and loyalty, maintain the POW legacy and educate others about it, maintain historical records and a POW database, assist former prisoners of war and their families, maintain allegiance to the United States of America and preserve and defend her from all enemies.

American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.

American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. is made up of mothers whose children died in military service, as a result of that service, or are missing in action. They serve veterans, military members and their families, and families of the fallen by volunteering in veterans hospitals and homes, community outreach programs, and through fund raising efforts for causes supporting veterans.


American Legion

The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.


American Veterans (AMVETS)


The mission of AMVETS is to enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services.


Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.

Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. provides support for active duty service personnel, promotes patriotism, assists veterans organizations and homeland volunteer efforts to help our country remain strong. The name comes from the custom of hanging a banner called a Service Flag in a window of homes of service men or women. The flag had a blue star for each living family member in the military.

Blue Star Salute of Alabama


Blue Star Salute is a concerted effort by local, state and national military, political, veteran and caring citizen groups and organizations that have set aside a Blue Star Salute Day as a particularly significant appreciation day to America's military services of all Branches, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and the historical United States Merchant Marines.

 Alabama's first organized Salute was held Armed Forces Day 2005 at The American Village, Montevallo and was co-hosted by The American Legion of Alabama, Alabama Society Sons of the American Revolution and The American Village Citizenship Trust, Gold Star Mothers and Wives of America.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

DAV is dedicated to empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. was organized in 1945 by the war widows of World War II. The primary mission of GSW is to provide service, support and friendship to the widows and widowers of military personnel who died on active duty or as the result of a service connected cause.

Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA)

The Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) works to preserve the legacy of all who served and sacrificed in the Republic of Korea and ensure that the “Forgotten War” will never be forgotten by generations to come.

Military Order of the Purple Heart

The mission of the Military Order of the Purple Heart is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among combat wounded veterans, promote patriotism, support necessary legislative initiatives, and most importantly, provide service to all veterans and their families.

United Service Organizations (USO)

The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families. Wherever and whenever they go, the USO will be there, until every one comes home.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

The mission of the VFW is to foster camaraderie among U. S. veterans of overseas conflicts; to serve our veterans, the military, and our communities; and to advocate on behalf of all veterans. They want to ensure that veterans are respected for their service, receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made for our country.

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)


VVA’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans. It is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families.