Heroes Week 2016

November 9 – November 15

This year marks Semper Fi Community Task Force’s tenth year in supporting our local Veterans their families and the Huntsville/Madison Community.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Semper Fi Community Task Force is once again honored to host Heroes Week. The Task Force invites wounded veterans and their caregivers to the Tennessee Valley for a week of truly special events at no cost to them. For many of the guests, this is their Welcome Home after returning from theater and following the long hospitalization and recovery process. Increasingly this week becomes a life changing adventure filled with love, respect and genuine caring. Flying, Floating and Fellowship are highlighted on their yacht cruise down the Tennessee River hosted by the Lake Guntersville Yacht Club; their aerial reconnaissance over north Alabama is hosted by 15 owners of private planes; a Bass Fishing Tournament is conducted by touring bass fishing professionals who dedicate their time and talents for a very memorable day on the water. The special recognition our wounded veterans receive while riding in the Veterans Day parade with Vets with Vettes and Corvette Owners will remain truly memorable forever. Each year the Task Force visitors are honored to attend the Marine Corps Birthday Ball. In preparation caregivers and service members who wish, enjoy a day of beauty as well as receive a donated gown or dress from volunteers across America. Additionally, service members needing a suit for the evening are fitted for one.

Heroes Week would not be possible if not for the generous donations and volunteers that support this event.

The Semper Fi Community Task Force is an all-service, all-volunteer, 501 (c) (3) non-profit, veterans support organization. Our mission is to apply the values (honor, courage and commitment) and skills we learned in military service to our nation and our community service in the Tennessee Valley through volunteerism.  We continue to focus on several service areas – Veterans and Youth Outreach, Community Support and Gold Star Racing as well our two signature events – Heroes Week and Heroes Outdoor Adventures.

*There are several events that the media is welcome to attend. Those dates will be forwarded to our media distribution list once the Heroes Week Committee finalizes the schedule.

For further Information or to schedule an interview Please contact:

Kate Hester, SFCTF Marketing & Public Affairs