SILVERHILL, Alabama — The Silverhill Veterans Organization gave out food baskets to the needy families in the Silverhill area, one at Thanksgiving and two at Christmas.
“Our goal is to make someone's holidays a little brighter,” said SVO President Frankie Kucera. “Our plan is to make this an annual event.”
The Silverhill Veterans Organization continues to raise funds for additions to the Silverhill Veterans Memorial and provide support for the Silverhill community.
Dedicated in March of 2017 at Paul Anderon Park, across from Town Hall at the corner of Alabama 104 and County Road 55 in Silverhill, the towering structure made of polished black granite with etched artwork on both sides was designed by Paul Morris of PM Printing in Summerdale, along with metal “stationary flags” depicting all branches of the military.
The flagpoles were donated by Woodman Life Insurance Co. The concrete work was donated by a veteran, Chris Traughber, and the landscaping and finishing work was done by town employees.
Three 4-foot by 8-foot stones with the names of more than 600 veterans from Silverhill and the surrounding areas were put in place in December of 2019 and dedicated in January 2020.
The memorial includes the first name, last name and middle initials of veterans from Silverhill and the surrounding areas, along with branch of service. Those killed in action are designated by a star next to their name, and designations have also be added for those Missing In Action (MIA) and Prisoner of War (POW), along with Purple Heart designations.
The organization plans to continue to raise funds for future expansion of the project.
If you would like to donate to the project you can mail your contribution to the Silverhill Veterans Memorial Organization Inc., P.O. Box 94, Silverhill, AL 36576.