Honoring Our Heroes Series


Thanks to Governor Robert Bentley, the Alabama State Legislature and the ASF Foundation, JHR 57 was passed and signed by Governor Bentley establishing the Alabama Legislature Meritorious Scouting Award to honor all active in Alabama Scouting (all areas) and the Alabama Legislature Certificate of Appreciation to honor all Chartered Organizations Hosting Scouting Units. The Alabama Legislature designates Friday, June 21, 2013, Day of Appreciation for Boy Scouts of Alabama.

The awards are FREE to those wishing to register and attend the awards ceremonies scheduled to take place in Birmingham, BJCC Arena, at 7:00 pm, Friday, June 21st. The ceremonies will be televised live, statewide. This is a unique opportunity for everyone in Alabama Scouting to be publicly recognized for the good and positive accomplishments that take place in Alabama Scouting.

This is a statewide ceremony to honor Boy Scouts of Alabama and Chartered Organizations that Host Scouting Units. The presentation will occur during the ASF Foundation State Games XXXI Opening Ceremonies and any active Scout is eligible.

Click here Please download and print the event poster to help others find out about this special award!

Alabama Legislature Meritorious Scouting Award




Boy Scouts wishing to receive the FREE Alabama Legislature Meritorious Scouting Award may register online by clicking the appropriate registration button or by downloading and filling out the appropriate registration form. Each scout must be currently active in scouting and MUST attend the ceremony on June 21, 2013 to receive the award.





    Download the Alabama Legislature Meritorious Scouting Award Registration Form!

    Register Today! - Download the Alabama Legislature Meritorious Scouting Award Registration form below to register. Simply complete the form and mail it in to our office. Register online and save the stamp. See the online registration link above.

  • 2013 Alabama Legislature Meritorious Scouting Award Registration Form!


Alabama Legislature Certificate of Appreciation



Host Organizations wishing to receive the FREE Certificate of Appreciation may register online by clicking the appropriate registration button or by downloading and filling out the appropriate registration form.



    Download the Alabama Legislature Certificate of Appreciation Registration Form!

    Register Today! - Download the Alabama Legislature Certificate of Appreciation Registration form below to register. Simply complete the form and mail it in to our office. Register online and save the stamp. See the online registration link above.

  • 2013 Alabama Legislature Certificate of Appreciation Registration Form!

Please help us communicate the opportunity all eligible Boy Scouts of Alabama and Chartered Organizations that Host Scouting Units have to be honored and receive the Alabama Legislature Meritorious Scouting Award and Certificate of Appreciation. For more information, please contact the ASF Foundation at 1-800-467-0422.

2013 Honoring Our Heroes Financial Partners


Gold Medal Partner:

  • Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Montgomery, AL

Silver Medal Partner:

  • CV Holdings, LLC, Auburn, AL
  • International Shipholding Corporation, Mobile, AL

Bronze Medal Partners:

  • Judith and David Bronczek, Memphis, TN
  • Chris & Julie Guess, Trussville, AL
  • Mr. James L. Starr, Auburn, AL
  • Adams Beverages, Inc., Dothan, AL
  • Alabama Sheriffs Association, Montgomery, AL
  • East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, AL
  • East Alabama Paving Company Inc., Opelika, AL
  • First Southern Services, Inc., Pelham, AL
  • Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc., Abbeville, AL
  • Hare Wynn Foundation, Birmingham, AL
  • The Thomas E. Jernigan Foundation, Birmingham, AL
  • Jerry Damson Honda, Huntsville, AL
  • Lanier Family Foundation, West Point, GA
  • McAbee Construction, Inc., Tuscaloosa, AL
  • NTA Graphics South, Inc., Birmingham, AL
  • P & R, LLC, Stapleton, AL
  • Protective Life Foundation, Birmingham, AL
  • Regions Financial Corporation, Birmingham, AL
  • ST Aerospace Mobile, Inc., Mobile, AL
  • TNT Fireworks, Florence, AL
  • Walter Energy, Inc., Birmingham, AL
  • Waste Management, Houston, TX
  • WRSA-FM Lite 96.9, Huntsville, AL

Blue Ribbon Partners:

  • Stewart Title Guaranty Co., Birmingham, AL
  • Vulcan Materials Company, Birmingham, AL
  • Wiregrass Construction Co., Inc., Dothan, AL

Red Ribbon Partners:

  • Mr. W. C. Jernigan, Shoal Creek, AL
  • State Representative Mary Sue McClurkin, Indian Springs, AL
  • State Senator Cam Ward, Alabaster, AL
  • Paul & Betty Wellborn, Cragford, AL
  • State Representative Randy Wood, Anniston, AL
  • AES, Inc., Tallassee, AL
  • Batey & Sanders, Inc., Gadsden, AL
  • Brown Development, LLC, Orange Beach, AL
  • The Bryan Law Firm, LLC, Anniston, AL
  • Elcan and Associates, Inc., Mobile, AL
  • Franklin Resources Group, LLC, Montgomery, AL
  • McCain Engineering Company, Inc., Pelham, AL

Yellow Ribbon Partners:

  • Mr. David Avant, Prattville, AL
  • John J. Flowers, Jr. DMD, PC, Dothan, AL
  • Mr. Michael Gillfillan, Ross, CA
  • Tonya Grindon, Nashville, TN
  • Mrs. Carol Murphree Kiker, Altoona, AL
  • Mr. Thomas G. Luckie, Birmingham, AL
  • Howard E. Rearden, DMD, PC, Opelika, AL
  • Mr. Ben C. Sutton, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC
  • Mr. Ben Tamburello, Birmingham, AL
  • Mrs. Hall W. Thompson, Shoal Creek, AL
  • Mr. Glenn Woods , Auburn, AL
  • Air Conditioning Associates, Inc., Dothan, AL
  • Alabama 4-H Center, Columbiana, AL
  • Alabama Telco Credit Union, Birmingham, AL
  • Auburn United Methodist Church, Auburn, AL
  • Buddy Moore Trucking, Birmingham, AL
  • The Daniel Foundation of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
  • First State Bank, Fort Payne, AL
  • Finatra Incorporated, Athens, AL
  • Gonzalez-Strength & Associates, Inc., Hoover, AL
  • Hicks, Inc., Luverne, AL
  • Jackson Paving & Construction, Inc., Guntersville, AL
  • J. Smith Lanier & Co., Inc., West Point, GA
  • Jon Peters Insurance Agency, Inc., Huntsville, AL
  • Larry E. Speaks & Associates, Inc., Montgomery, AL
  • Larry Blumberg & Associates, Inc., Dothan, AL
  • LA-Z-BOY Furniture Galleries, Irondale, AL
  • Lee County Youth Development Center, Opelika, AL
  • Lowery Brothers Motors, Boaz, AL
  • Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg, Moore, P.C., Birmingham, AL
  • Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Royal Beverage Company, Lanett, AL
  • Saad Healthcare, Mobile, AL
  • Selective Masonry, Inc., Pelham, AL
  • Southern States Bank, Anniston, AL
  • Waggoner Engineering, Inc., Jackson, MS

Century Partners:

  • Mr. Thomas M. Acheson, Birmingham, AL
  • Ms. Lindsey J. Allison, Attorney, Birmingham, AL
  • Mr. Frank Barefield, Birmingham, AL
  • Jere & Sara Beasley, Montgomery, AL
  • David & Susan Belcher, Birmingham, AL
  • Dr. & Mrs. Neal R. Berte, Birmingham, AL
  • Mr. Don Boomershine, Birmingham, AL
  • Bobby & Janice Bowdon, Calera, AL
  • Dr. & Mrs. K. C. Brewington, Mobile, AL
  • Mr. F. Dixon Brooke Jr., Birmingham, AL
  • Jack & Carolyn Burkhalter, Auburn, AL
  • Mr. Vaughn Burrell, Hoover, AL
  • Mr. Bill Cabaniss Jr., Birmingham, AL
  • Ms. Jean Cagle, Trussville, AL
  • James H. & Betty M. Carroll, Tampa, FL
  • Mr. Hewitt L. Conwill, Vincent, AL
  • Mr. Henry Crawford, Montrose, AL
  • Steve & Diane Davis, Hoover, AL
  • Ms. Susan Dodson, Birmingham, AL
  • Lisa and Alan Engel, Birmingham, AL
  • Dr. Nasrollah Eslami, MD, Alabaster, AL
  • Mr. James H. Estes, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Will & Dana Ferniany, Birmingham, AL
  • Ms. Judith Flannery, Birmingham, AL
  • Mr. L. J. Friedman, Mobile, AL
  • Mr. William S. Fuller, Birmingham, AL
  • Gary & Darlene Gregory, Wetumpka, AL
  • Mr. Park Grimmer, Birmingham, AL
  • Dr. James N. Hall Jr., M.D., Birmingham, AL
  • Ms. Shellia Hambright, Trussville, AL
  • Mike & Kay Hanlin, Birmingham, AL
  • Steve & Libby Haverly, Grayson, GA
  • Dr. D. V. & Mrs. Joan Herrera, Mobile, AL
  • Ms. Peggie Higgins, Calera, AL
  • Mr. Hughey D. Homesley, Weaver, AL
  • Mrs. Corinne T. Hurst, Opelika, AL
  • Mr. Charles Hyland, Mobile, AL
  • Mr. William B. Israel, Birmingham, AL
  • Mr. Frank S. James III, Birmingham, AL
  • Mr. Jerry Jones, Birmingham, AL
  • Mr. John D. Johns, Birmingham, AL
  • Ms. Sharon D. Kelly, Columbiana, AL
  • Mr. John A. Lastinger, Valdosta, GA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Luckie, III, Birmingham, AL
  • Mr. Bernard S. Malkove, Mobile, AL
  • Mr. Jimmy Martin, Clanton, AL
  • Mr. Wayne Mathews, Birmingham, AL
  • Mr. Wm. Randall May, Birmingham, AL
  • Mr. Charles D. McCrary, Birmingham, AL
  • Mr. Ben W. McCrory, Montevallo, AL
  • Mr. John F. Meagher, Auburn, AL
  • Dr. Jill K. Meyer O.D., Pelham, AL
  • Mr. Jamie Moncrief, Anniston, AL
  • Mr. John Newton, Birmingham, AL
  • R. Brantley and Cheryl Newton, Lincoln, AL
  • Mr. Kirit M. Parekh, Birmingham, AL
  • Mr. Robert E. Parsons, Attorney, Birmingham, AL
  • Mr. J. D. Patterson, Clanton, AL
  • Dr. Thomas C. Pendleton, M.D., Bessemer, AL
  • Ms. Karyl J. Rice, Pelham, AL
  • Mr. Harold W. Ripps, Birmingham, AL
  • Dr. Charles B. & Mary E. Rodning, Mobile, AL
  • Dr. & Mrs. John R. Russell, Mobile, AL
  • Patricia & Jerry M. Smith, Birmingham, AL
  • Mr. Mitchell A. Spears, Attorney at Law, Montevallo, AL
  • Philip & Jeanie Stanley, Opp, AL
  • Mr. Bill Stevens, Birmingham, AL
  • Dr. Stephen R. Stricklin, DMD, Alabaster, AL
  • Dr. Burt F. Taylor, Mobile, AL
  • Mr. Michael D. Thompson, Birmingham, AL
  • Mr. William L. Thornton, III, Birmingham, AL
  • David & Mary Veal, Birmingham, AL
  • T. Owen Vickers, Birmingham, AL
  • Michael & Anne Warren, Birmingham, AL
  • Mr. J. A. Woods, Hoover, AL
  • A. C. Legg, Inc., Calera, AL
  • Adams Drain & Sewer, Inc., Mobile, AL
  • A & M Portables, Inc., Satsuma, AL
  • Alabama Coal Association, Birmingham, AL
  • Alabama Merchant's Association, Birmingham, AL
  • Alabama Messenger, Birmingham, AL
  • Alabama Roll, Inc., Theodore, AL
  • Alabama Safety Institute, Inc., Mobile, AL
  • Alfred Intl Corp., Hoover, AL
  • Alligare, LLC, Opelika, AL
  • ASE Credit Union, Montgomery, AL
  • Avanti Polar Lipids, Inc., Alabaster, AL
  • Bama Pest Control, Inc., Mobile, AL
  • Barber Dairies, Birmingham, AL
  • Barter & Associates, Inc., Mobile, AL
  • Bay Area Plastic Surgery Associates, P.C., Mobile, AL
  • Beers Properties, LLC, Birmingham, AL
  • Birmingham Hide & Tallow Co., Inc. Birmingham, AL
  • Birmingham Vending Company, Birmingham, AL
  • Black Warrior Minerals, Inc., Sumiton, AL
  • Blue Haven Pools on the Gulf, LLC, Mobile, AL
  • Bottega, Inc., Birmingham, AL
  • Boyd CPA Firm, Birmingham, AL
  • Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, Birmingham, AL
  • Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc., Mobile, AL
  • Burns Development LLC, Orange Beach, AL
  • The Burrow Family Foundation, Birmingham, AL
  • Carmeuse Lime & Stone, Saginaw, AL
  • CEFCO National Claims Services Inc., Mobile, AL
  • CH2M Hill Engineers, Birmingham, AL
  • Chace Lake Family Dentistry, Dr. Todd B. Howell, Hoover, AL
  • Champion Cleaners, Birmingham, AL
  • Cherie's Accent Florist, Jacksonville, AL
  • Citrin, Rihner & Gupta Cardiology, P.C., Mobile, AL
  • Compass Bank, Birmingham, AL
  • Consolidated Pipe & Supply Company, Inc., Birmingham, AL
  • Cooper Wilkins Welding & Machine Co., Mobile, AL
  • Courtesy - Buick - GMC, Birmingham, AL
  • Cowart's Drug Company, Inc., Calera, AL
  • Crest Cadillac, Birmingham, AL
  • Crowder Gulf, LLC, Theodore, AL
  • Davis Drug Company, Inc., Columbiana, AL
  • Deep South Freight, Birmingham, AL
  • Deluxe Cleaners, Inc., Vestavia Hills, AL
  • Dick Russell's, Inc., Mobile, AL
  • Drummond Company, Inc., Birmingham, AL
  • Eagle Construction Products, Inc., Columbiana, AL
  • Eastern Development Corp., Birmingham, AL
  • Elaine B. Sessions Real Estate, Mobile, AL
  • ELG Metals, Inc., Mobile, AL
  • FOX 6 WBRC, Birmingham, AL
  • Franklin Primary Health Center, Inc., Mobile, AL
  • Garage Cafe, Birmingham, AL
  • General Machinery Company, Inc., Birmingham, AL
  • GoDaddy.com Bowl, Mobile, AL
  • Goram Air Conditioning Co., Inc., Mobile, AL
  • Gordon Timberlands, Ltd., Shelby County, AL
  • Gorrie-Regan and Associates, Inc., Birmingham, AL
  • Greater Birmingham Transportation Services, LLC, Birmingham, AL
  • Grede II LLC, Columbiana, AL
  • Hager Oil Company, Jasper, AL
  • Herbert A. Meisler Charitable Foundation Inc., Mobile, AL
  • High Cotton USA, Inc., Birmingham, AL
  • Hoar Program Management, LLC, Birmingham, AL
  • Hoover Self Storage, Hoover, AL
  • Horizon Freight System, Irvington, AL
  • Horizon Ship Building, Bayou La Batre, AL
  • Horn Truck Rebuilders, LLC, Whistler, AL
  • Hurricane Electronics, Inc. Mobile, AL
  • Ideal Furniture Co., Inc., Ensley, AL
  • Induron Coatings, LLC, Birmingham, AL
  • Integral Hospitality Solutions, LLC, Birmingham, AL
  • International Code Council, Inc., Birmingham, AL
  • International Shipholding Corporation, Mobile, AL
  • IRA Innovations, Inc., Birmingham, AL
  • J & J Farms, Columbiana, AL
  • John M. Brining Co., Inc., Mobile, AL
  • Kemp & Seagle Consulting Engineers, Inc., Columbiana, AL
  • L & M Tires & Automotive Inc., Mobile, AL
  • Ladas Development, Inc., Chickasaw, AL
  • Lake Crest Chevron, Hoover, AL
  • Latino News LLC, Trussville, AL
  • The Law Offices of B. Christopher Battles, LLC, Pelham, AL
  • Law Offices of Marcus A. Jones, III and Associates, PC, Birmingham, AL
  • Lawrence & Lawrence, P.C., Mobile, AL
  • Lee Limited Liability Company, Inc., Opelika, AL
  • Leroy Hill Coffee Company, Inc., Mobile, AL
  • Letson & Associates, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, Birmingham, AL
  • Levine & Associates, LLC, Birmingham, AL
  • Lifeguard Transportation Service, Inc. of Mobile, Mobile, AL
  • Lloyd & Hogan, P.C., Birmingham, AL
  • M & B Hangers, Leeds, AL
  • McConnell Automotive Corporation, Mobile, AL
  • McCrory & Williams, Inc, Mobile, AL
  • McGriff, Seibels, & Williams, Inc., Birmingham, AL
  • McLeod Software, Birmingham, AL
  • Milo's Tea Company, Inc. Bessemer, AL
  • Mobile Gas, A Sempra Company, Mobile, AL
  • Mobile Gas Service Corporation, Mobile, AL
  • Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc., Mobile, AL
  • Neil Bailey Insurance Agency, Inc., Pelham, AL
  • New Horizons Credit Union, Mobile, AL
  • Nissan of Gadsden, Gadsden, AL
  • Norris Injury Lawyers, P.C., Birmingham, AL
  • Norton Lilly International, Mobile, AL
  • Oil Recovery Co., Inc. of Alabama, Mobile, AL
  • Outlaw Plastic Surgery, P.C., Mobile, AL
  • Palmer's Toyota Superstore, Mobile, AL
  • PCH Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Mobile, AL
  • Pelham Eye Care, Pelham, AL
  • The Pelican Group, Inc., Mobile, AL
  • Rast Construction, Inc., Birmingham, AL
  • Raymond James and Associates, Inc., Mobile, AL
  • RDS, Birmingham, AL
  • Reliable Sign Services, Inc., Pelham, AL
  • Riverchase United Methodist Church, Hoover, AL
  • Robert E. Butterworth Insurance Agency, Inc., Montevallo, AL
  • Robert Moore & Co., Inc., Mobile, AL
  • Roy Martin Construction, LLC, Mr. Roy Martin, Pelham, AL
  • Sammy's Management Company, Pensacola, FL
  • Security Engineers, Inc., Birmingham, AL
  • Sentry Heating, & Air Conditioning, Vestavia Hills, AL
  • Serra Automotive Management, Birmingham, AL
  • Shelby Plastic Surgery, Alabaster, AL
  • Sheraton and Westin Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
  • Shoe Station, Inc., Mobile, AL
  • Springhill Seafood, Mobile, AL
  • Southern Intermodal Xpress, Inc., Mobile, AL
  • Southlake Orthopaedics, Birmingham, AL
  • SouthWest Water Company, Birmingham, AL
  • Spanish Fort United Methodist Church, Spanish Fort, AL
  • SSAB Americas, Axis, AL
  • SRA Foods, Inc., Birmingham, AL
  • Stead & Fuller Insurance, Inc., Homewood, AL
  • Stein Investments, Inc., Mobile, AL
  • T. A. Hall Contractors, Inc., Spanish Fort, AL
  • Tensaw Land & Timber Co., Inc., Mobile, AL
  • Thomas E. Dudney, DMD, PC, Alabaster, AL
  • Tire Engineers, Inc., Hoover, AL
  • Trinity Management, Inc., Oneonta, AL
  • Truck Trailers Of Alabama Inc., Birmingham, AL
  • U-J Chevrolet, Mobile, AL
  • USAmeriBank, Clearwater, FL
  • Walker Jewelers, Inc., Mobile, AL
  • Wallace, Ellis, Fowler, Head & Justice, Columbiana, AL
  • Walters Controls, Inc., Mobile, AL
  • Western Supermarkets, Inc., Birmingham, AL
  • The Williams Companies, Inc., Tulsa, OK
  • Williams Energy Services, Theodore, AL
  • Wiregrass Construction Co., Inc., Dothan, AL
  • Yak The Kathmandu Kitchen, Mobile, AL

The ASF Foundation's Honoring Our Heroes series is part of its commitment to teach Alabama student-athletes good citizenship by highlighting the sacrifices made by others to keep our community, state and country a free and safe society, along with mentoring programs dedicated to positively impacting Alabama's youth.

Honoring Our Heroes History


2013

Boy Scouts of Alabama and Chartered Organizations that Host Scouting Units; in 2014 Honoring Girl Scouts of Alabama


2012

Alabama Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and Families of Fallen Service Members


Birmingham
June 22, 2012

Click on the image to view a video of the Alabama Legislature Medal of Honor presentation during the 30th Anniversary State Games Opening Ceremonies.


Bay Minette
August 9, 2012

Click on the image to view a video of the Alabama Legislature Medal of Honor presentation at the William F. Green State Veterans Home.

2010

Alabama Teachers and Education Support Professionals


2009

Alabama Firefighters and EMS Personnel


2008

Alabama law enforcement officers


2007

Alabama military service members and family members who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11


Honoring Our Heroes 2007

Click on the image to view a video from the Honoring Our Heroes program at the 2007 Opening Ceremonies honoring all Alabama military service members who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11 and family members of those disabled or killed in action in the war. All attending honorees were presented a special cast bronze Liberty Bell medal.

2002

New York City firefighters and police officers for their dedicated service surrounding the September 11, 2001 tragedies.


2000 *50th Anniversary of the Korean War*

Korean War veterans and family members of those disabled or killed in action in that war.

Letter from Representative Steve McMillan to the ASF Foundation

Dear Mr. President, CEO, and Staff:

At 6:55 p.m. my T.V. was turned on to channel "5", Mobile, AL. No time in the past have I been so enthused over a show.

This was NOT just a show. It was a "celebration" of the past, present and future.

Very few presentations have I enjoyed so much. The team staff was well brightful, trained, and presented a "Festival of Sports" and Dignified Military Personnel, past, present and future.

Due to age, health-medical restriction, I could not attend.

Congratulations to all.

Thanks,
SFC H. S. Mayfield, Sr.


Thanks to Governor Robert Bentley and the Alabama State Legislature, JHR-5 was passed, establishing the Alabama Legislature Medal of Honor to be presented to all Alabama Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and Families of Fallen Service Members who made the Ultimate Sacrifice, covering all wars and conflicts.



Honoring Our Heroes, Birmingham, Alabama, June 22, 2012

On June 22, 2012, the ASF Foundation, in conjunction with Governor Bentley and the Alabama Legislature presented the Alabama Legislature Medal of Honor to Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and Families of Fallen Service Members, covering all conflicts and wars. The ceremony took place inside the BJCC Arena in Birmingham and was televised live statewide on ASF Foundation TV Network Partners.

June 22 - Alabama Legislature Medal of Honor recipient being honored during Birmingham ceremony.

Photographer: David Paden

June 22 - Families members of a fallen soldier show off their medals.

Photographer: Mike McGary

June 22 - Medal recipients stand as the ASF Foundation pays tribute to Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and Families of Fallen Service Members.

Photographer: Patrick Stout


Honoring Our Heroes, Bay Minette, Alabama, August 9, 2012

On August 9, 2012, the ASF Foundation, in conjunction with the Baldwin County Legislatures presented the William F. Green State Veterans Home residents, family members and invited guests with the Alabama Legislature Medal of Honor.

Residents at William F. Green State Veterans Home in Bay Minette enjoy the Alabama Legislature Medal of Honor ceremony.

Photographer: Scott Hardy

Rear Admiral W. Clyde Marsh presents the Alabama Legislature Medal of Honor to a William F. Green State Veterans Home resident.

Photographer: Chris Wilkins

Connie Gibson, mother of fallen service member, Sgt. Troy David Jenkins, receives the Alabama Legislature Medal of Honor.

Photographer: Scott Hardy


Honoring Our Heroes, Pell City, Alabama, February 1, 2013

On February 1, 2013, the ASF Foundation, in conjunction with State Senator Gerald Dial and State Representative Jim McClendon, presented the Col. Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home residents, family members and invited guests with the Alabama Legislature Medal of Honor.

Drayton Cosby introduces Sen. Dial and Rep. McClendon to the veterans, families and guests in attendance.

Photographer: Chris Wilkins

Veterans smile for camera after receiving the Alabama Legislature Medal of Honor.

Photographer: Chris Wilkins

Veterans, families and guests in attendance waive the American Flag during ceremony.

Photographer: Chris Wilkins

State Sen. Gerald Dial presents residents of the Col. Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home with the Alabama Legislature Medal of Honor.


2012 Honoring Our Heroes Financial Partners


General Level

  • City of Hoover
  • City of Opelika
  • City of Red Bay
  • Alabama Power Company, Birmingham
  • CV Holdings, LLC, Auburn, AL/Amsterdam, NY
  • Dynetics, Inc., Huntsville
  • Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc., Abbeville
  • Honda of Huntsville, Huntsville
  • System Studies & Simulation, Inc., Huntsville
  • QinetiQ North America, Huntsville
  • Wells Fargo Philanthropy Fund, Indianapolis, IN

Colonel Level

  • City of Irondale
  • Morris, Haynes, & Hornsby, Alexander City/Birmingham

Major Level

  • Alabama Sheriffs Association, Montgomery
  • BB&T, Montgomery
  • City of Cullman
  • Jack Ingram Motors, Inc., Montgomery
  • Montgomery County Commission, Montgomery

Captain Level

  • Ajin USA Joon, LLC, Cusseta
  • General Dynamics C4 Systems, Huntsville

1st Lieutenant Level

  • City of Camden
  • City of Henagar
  • City of Ozark
  • City of Sumiton
  • Bill & Susan Kennedy, Montgomery
  • Dunbarton Corporation, Dothan
  • EBSCO Industries, Inc., Birmingham
  • Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, Montgomery
  • FCA Properties, Inc., Huntsville
  • Palomar Insurance Corporation, Montgomery
  • Thomas E. Jernigan Foundation, Birmingham
  • Protective Life Corporation, Birmingham
  • Northview Christian Church, Dothan
  • Redstone Federal Credit Union, Huntsville
  • Reese Phifer, Jr. Memorial Foundation, Tuscaloosa
  • Southern Alloy Corporation, Sylacauga
  • The Thompson Foundation, Birmingham
  • Vulcan, Inc., Foley

2nd Lieutenant Level

  • City of Abbeville
  • City of Attalla
  • City of Citronelle
  • City of Florala
  • City of Florence
  • City of Luverne
  • City of Moody
  • City of Phenix City
  • City of Sheffield
  • Alabama Painting, Muscle Shoals
  • Dr. & Mrs. John E. Bennett, Montgomery
  • Mr. Walter R. Byars, Montgomery
  • Central Machine & Fabrication, Montevallo
  • Dr. Antonio Gales, DDS, Decatur
  • Dothan Powersports, Dothan
  • Filet & Vine, Inc., Montgomery
  • First State Bank, Fort Payne
  • G & E Machine Works, Inc., Brewton
  • John Thompson & Assoc. Inc., Mobile
  • Michelin Tire, Dothan
  • Mr. Jack D. Pollard, Luverne
  • Mr. Jim Ridling, Pike Road
  • R&D Electronics, Inc., Brownsboro
  • Rolen's Bakery, Dothan
  • Rushing Enterprises, Inc., Headland
  • SportsMed Orthopaedic Specialists, Huntsville
  • Steve Windom, LLC, Montgomery
  • Stivers Ford Lincoln Mercury, Montgomery
  • Town of Arley
  • Town of Geraldine
  • Town of Leighton
  • Town of Sand Rock
  • Town of Sipsey
  • Town of Susan Moore
  • Turner & Schoel, Inc., Northport
  • Universal Turbine Parts, Inc., Prattville
  • Vulcan Termite & Pest Control, Inc., Pelham
  • Whitfield Foods, Inc., Montgomery
  • WRSA-FM LITE 96.9, Huntsville

Century Partner / Warrant Officer

  • Mr. Thomas M. Acheson, Birmingham
  • T. P. Ahmadi, M.D., P.A., Mobile
  • Mr. Edward K. Aldag, Jr., Birmingham
  • Lindsey J. Allison, Attorney, Birmingham
  • Mr. Frank Barefield Jr., Birmingham
  • Mr. Jere L. Beasley, Montgomery
  • Mr. David R. Belcher, Birmingham
  • Mr. Walter G. Bridges, Retired Circuit Judge, Birmingham
  • Mr. Joseph M. Brown, Jr., Attorney, Mobile
  • Dr. K.C. and Mrs. Paula Brewington, Mobile
  • Mr. William J. Bryant, Birmingham
  • Mr. Donald E. Boomershine, Birmingham
  • Mr. F. Dixon Brooke Jr., Birmingham
  • Mr. Vaughn Burrell, Hoover
  • Mr. Jerry Bynum, Jacksons Gap
  • Mr. Bill Cabaniss Jr., Birmingham
  • Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Dodge, Birmingham
  • Mr. H. L. Conwill, Vincent
  • Mr. Henry Crawford, Montrose
  • Mr. James H. Estes, Tuscaloosa
  • Dr. Will Ferniany PhD, Birmingham
  • Mr. L. J. Friedman, Mobile
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey H. Flannery Sr., Birmingham
  • Janice & Brian Gordon, Columbiana
  • Mr. John E. Hall, Jr., Montgomery
  • Mr. William M. Hanlin, Birmingham
  • Dr. & Mrs. Danilo V. Herrera, Mobile
  • Ms. Peggie Higgins, Calera
  • Mr. Richard P. Hodges, Montgomery
  • Mr. James S. Holbrook, Jr., Birmingham
  • Mr. Frank S. James, III, Birmingham
  • Mr. Randy C. Johnson, Cullman
  • Dr. Travis E. Kidd, Jr., Birmingham
  • Mr. Whit King Jr., Birmingham
  • Mr. Peter A. Land, Col. USAF (Retired), Montgomery
  • Mr. Bruce Limbaugh, Birmingham
  • Mr. Marlin Don Logan, Birmingham
  • Mr. B. S. Malkove, Mobile
  • Mr. Wayne Mathews, Birmingham
  • Mr. Wm. Randall May, Birmingham
  • Mr. Charles D. McCrary, Birmingham
  • Tim Nettles, D.M.D., Columbiana
  • Mr. Robert Parsons, Mountain Brook
  • Thomas C. Pendleton M.D., Bessemer
  • Carrie & Richard Pizitz, Birmingham
  • Mr. Council Powell, Sr., Mobile
  • Ms. Karyl J. Rice, Pelham
  • Mrs. Anne M. Richardson, Montgomery
  • Mr. Harold W. Ripps, Birmingham
  • Dr. Charles B. Rodning, Mobile
  • Ms. Janet W. Seaman, Wilton
  • Mrs. Patricia M. Smith, Birmingham
  • Mr. Mitchell A. Spears, Attorney At Law, Montevallo
  • Ms. Ellen D. Staner, Birmingham
  • Mr. Bill Stevens, Birmingham
  • Mr. Robbins Taylor, Montgomery
  • Mr. William L. Thornton, III, Birmingham
  • Mr. Henry H. Tyler, Bessemer
  • Mr. & Mrs. Paul Vercher, Birmingham
  • Michael & Laura Youngpeter, Mobile
  • Mr. George M. Walker, Attorney At Law, Mobile
  • Mr. J. Mark White, Birmingham
  • Mr. Damon Wickware, Daphne
  • Dr. Gilder L. Wideman, Birmingham
  • Mr. W. Howard Williams, Jr., Montgomery
  • Mr. Timothy W. York, Vestavia Hills
  • 280 Medical Supply, Owner Georgia Lay, Chelsea
  • A.C. Legg, Inc., Calera
  • Adams Drain & Sewer, Inc., Mobile
  • Air-Tech Incorporated, Birmingham
  • Aliant Bank, Alexander City
  • Alabama Coal Association, Birmingham
  • Alabama Coal Cooperative, Cullman
  • Alabama Messenger, Birmingham
  • Alabama Safety Institute, Inc., Mobile
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council, Birmingham
  • Alfred Intl Corp., Hoover
  • AltaPointe Health Systems, Mobile
  • American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Birmingham
  • Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union, Mobile
  • ASE Credit Union, Montgomery
  • Auto Air of Alabama, Inc., Mobile
  • Avanti Polar Lipids, Inc., Alabaster
  • BankTrust, Mobile
  • Baptist Health System, Inc. Birmingham
  • Barter & Associates, Inc., Mobile
  • Batchelor's Residential Service, Mobile
  • Bay Bank, Mobile
  • Benchmark Homes Inc., Daphne
  • Benefit Compensation Group, Auburn
  • B. L. Harbert International, LLC, Birmingham
  • Birmingham Barons, LLC, Birmingham
  • Birmingham Vending Co., Birmingham
  • Birmingham Yellow Cab, Birmingham
  • Black Warrior Minerals, Inc., Sumiton
  • Briskman & Binion, P.C., Attorneys At Law, Mobile
  • Bright House Networks LLC, Birmingham
  • Brown Precision, Inc., Huntsville
  • Buddy Moore Trucking, Birmingham
  • Burr & Foreman LLP, Mobile, AL
  • Cahaba Pressure Treated Forest Products, Brierfield
  • Capitol City Body Works, Montgomery
  • Capital Refrigeration Co., Inc., Montgomery
  • CB&S Bank, Birmingham
  • CEFCO National Claims Services, Inc., Mobile
  • Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, Prattville
  • Central State Bank, Calera
  • Changing Spaces Moving, Inc., Birmingham
  • China Garden, Montevallo
  • Citation Cooperation, Columbiana
  • Citrin, Rihner & Gupta Cardiology, PC, Mobile
  • Compass Bank, Mobile
  • Consolidated Pipe & Supply Company, Inc., Birmingham
  • Continental Motors, Inc., Mobile
  • Cooper/T. Smith Stevedoring Co. Inc., Mobile
  • Cooper Wilkins Welding and Machine Co., Mobile
  • Cowin & Company, Inc. Mining Engineers and Contractors, Birmingham
  • Crowson, Morrison & Spann, LLC, Columbiana
  • CSA Equipment Company, LLC, Mobile
  • Davis and Sons Professional Services, Mobile
  • Davis Drug Company, Columbiana
  • Davis Machine & Fabricating Co., Inc., Calera
  • Delaney Development, Mobile
  • Deluxe Cleaners, Birmingham
  • Drummond Company, Inc., Birmingham
  • Eagle Construction Products, Inc., Columbiana
  • Eastern Development Corp., Birmingham
  • E. C. Brown & Associates, LLC, Birmingham
  • EconoLodge South, Hoover
  • Eskridge & White Physiotherapy, Birmingham
  • Evson, Inc., Mobile
  • Finatra Incorporated, Athens
  • First Baptist Church, Pelham
  • First Educators Credit Union, Hoover
  • Franklin Primary Health Center, Inc., Mobile
  • F&S Superb Marine & Industrial Service, Theodore
  • Garage Cafe, Birmingham
  • Gateway Construction Company, Florence
  • General Machinery Company, Inc., Birmingham
  • Go Daddy.com Bowl, Mobile
  • GOLDCO, LLC, Dothan
  • Goram Air Conditioning Co., Inc., Mobile
  • Gulf Coast Air & Hydraulics, Inc., Mobile
  • Gulf Coast Asphalt Co., LLC, Mobile
  • Gulf Electric Company, Inc., Mobile
  • Hacienda San Miguel, Mobile
  • Harbor Financial Services, LLC, Mobile
  • Hargrove Engineers+Constructors, Mobile
  • HealthCare Systems, Montgomery
  • Hoar Construction, LLC, Birmingham
  • Holmes and Homes Architect, Mobile
  • Hoover Toyota, Hoover
  • Horizon Shipbuilding, Bayou La Batre
  • Human Capital Solutions, Huntsville
  • Hurricane Electronics, Inc., Mobile
  • Ideal Furniture Co., Inc., Ensley
  • Infirmary Health System, Inc., Mobile
  • International Shipholding Corporation, Mobile
  • J. F. Pate and Associates, Contractors, Inc., Mobile
  • Jim Burke Automotive, Birmingham
  • Jim House & Associates, Inc., Birmingham
  • J & J Farms, Columbiana
  • John M. Brining Co., Inc., Mobile
  • Johnsonkreis Construction, Birmingham
  • Johnstone Adams, Attorneys At Law, Mobile
  • Kimberly-Clark, Mobile
  • Kovakas Realty, Inc., Westover
  • La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, Irondale
  • Ladas Development, Inc., Chickasaw
  • Lakeshore Foundation, Birmingham
  • Land Title Company of Alabama, Birmingham
  • Lawrence & Lawrence, PC, Mobile
  • Lindy's Sports Annuals, Birmingham
  • L&M Tires & Automotive Inc., Mobile
  • M & B Hangers, Leeds
  • Malkove & Associates, Mobile
  • McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc., Birmingham
  • McIntyre Land Company Inc., Montgomery
  • Milo's Tea Company, Inc., Bessemer
  • Mobile Gas Services, Mobile
  • Mobile Greyhound Racing, LLP, Theodore
  • Mobile Group, Inc., Mobile
  • Montgomery Medical Equipment, Prattville
  • Monumental Contracting Service, LLC, Birmingham
  • Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc., Mobile
  • Mr. P's Deli, Inc., Birmingham
  • Neil Bailey Insurance Agency, Inc., Pelham
  • New Horizons Credit Union, Mobile
  • Norris Injury Lawyers, P.C., Birmingham
  • Northside Check Exchange, Inc., Mobile
  • Norton Lilly International, Mobile
  • Oil Recovery Co., Inc. of Alabama, Mobile
  • Page & Jones, Inc., Mobile
  • Palmer's Toyota Superstore, Mobile
  • PCH Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Mobile
  • Pelham Eye Care, Pelham
  • Penn & Sons, Inc., Montgomery
  • Pet Vet Animal Hospital, Inc., Vestavia Hills
  • Pilot Catastrophe Services, Inc., Mobile
  • Pinnacle Solutions, Huntsville
  • Precision Grinding Inc., Birmingham
  • Ragland Bros. Retail Cos., Huntsville
  • Randy Delchamps Real Estate, Mobile
  • RDS, Birmingham
  • Red Mountain Entertainment, Birmingham
  • Red Square Agency, Inc., Mobile
  • Reed Energy, LLC, Jasper
  • Riverview Plaza Hotel, Mobile
  • RJR Mining Company, Inc., Cullman
  • Robert E. Butterworth Insurance Agency, Montevallo
  • Rogers & Willard, Inc. Builders, Mobile
  • ROJO, Birmingham
  • Ronnie Ellison Auto Sales, Inc., Calera
  • Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic, P.C., Birmingham
  • Roy Martin Construction, LLC, Pelham
  • Serra Automotive Group, Birmingham
  • www.SharpCarpet.com, Homewood
  • Saad Development Corp., Mobile
  • Saad Enterprises, Inc., Mobile
  • Saad Healthcare Services, Inc., Mobile
  • Sand Properties, Inc., Mobile
  • Serenity Funeral Home, Mobile
  • Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, Birmingham
  • Shoe Station, Inc., Mobile
  • Small's Mortuary, Inc., Mobile
  • Smith, Dukes & Buckalew, LLP, Mobile
  • Southland Tube Inc., Birmingham
  • Southern Intermodal Xpress, Inc.
  • Springhill Seafood, Mobile
  • SRA Foods, Inc., Birmingham
  • S&S Sprinkler Company, LLC, Mobile
  • ST Aerospace, Inc, Mobile
  • St. Martin's In The Pines, Birmingham
  • Stead & Fuller Insurance, Inc., Homewood
  • Stein Investments, Inc., Mobile
  • Stephen R. Stricklin, DMD, PC, Alabaster
  • Sunlight Building Services, Birmingham
  • System Controls, Inc., Birmingham
  • T. A. Hall Contractors, Inc., Spanish Fort
  • Thames Batre' Insurance, Mobile
  • Thames Batre' Mattei Bevel & Ison, Mobile
  • The Creel Company, Inc., Mobile
  • The Lewis Group, Inc., Birmingham
  • Thomas E. Dudney, DMD, PC, Alabaster
  • Tintronics, Huntsville
  • Tire Engineers, Inc., Birmingham
  • Treadwell Ford, Mobile
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Mobile
  • U-J Chevrolet, Mobile
  • United America Security Services, Inc., Grand Bay
  • United Healthcare of Alabama Inc., Birmingham
  • University of South Alabama Health Services Foundation, Mobile
  • Vision Research Corporation, Birmingham
  • Volkert, Inc., Mobile
  • Vulcan Threaded Products, Inc., Pelham
  • Wallace, Ellis, Fowler & Head, Columbiana
  • Walters Controls, Inc., Mobile
  • Wells Fargo Bank, Birmingham
  • Weichert Realtors-Premiere Properties, Mobile
  • Western Supermarkets, Inc., Birmingham
  • White Arnold & Dowd, P.C., Birmingham
  • Wilkins Miller Hieronymus, LLC, Mobile
  • Williams Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company, LLC, Coden
  • Wiltew, LLC, Semmes
  • World Omni Financial Corp., Mobile
  • Wonderland Express, Inc., Irvington

In 2010, the ASF Foundation's Honoring Our Heroes series honored Alabama's Teachers and Educational Support Professionals. They were recognized during the State Games Opening Ceremonies on Friday, June 18th, 2010 in the Arena at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC).


Teachers and educational support professionals who have served at least ten combined years in Alabama public, private, Christian, or home school programs, from preschool teachers through four year colleges and universities, were eligible to receive the Medal of Distinction. The Medal of Distinction was given to active and retired educators and was designed and minted exclusively for this special ceremony.


2010 Honoring Our Heroes Financial Partners

  • Mr. Thomas M. Acheson, Birmingham
  • Dr. T. P. Ahmadi, Mobile
  • Ms. Lindsey J. Allison, Birmingham
  • Mr. Rey Almodovar, Huntsville
  • Mr. Richard Autry, Birmingham
  • Mr. Jerome Averbuch, Huntsville
  • Mr. Frank Barefield, Birmingham
  • Mr. David R. Belcher, Birmingham
  • Mr. Donald E. Boomershine, Birmingham
  • Ms. Janice Bowdon, Calera
  • Mr. M. R. Boyd, Mobile
  • Dr. & Mrs. K. C. Brewington, Mobile
  • Mr. Walter G. Bridges, Hueytown
  • Dr. Richard A. Brown, Huntsville
  • Mr. William J. Bryant J.D., LL.M., Birmingham
  • Ms. Barbara S. Buice, Huntsville
  • Mr. Vaughn Burrell, Birmingham
  • Mr. Bill Cabaniss Jr., Birmingham
  • Mr. Steven A. Christian, Birmingham
  • Mr. H. L. Conwill, Vincent
  • Dr. John & Anne Cox, Huntsville
  • Mr. Henry Crawford, Montrose
  • Steve & Diane Davis, Hoover
  • Mr. Philip Dotts, Huntsville
  • Mr. James H. Estes, Tuscaloosa
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey H. Flannery Sr., Birmingham
  • Mr. Jeffrey H. Flannery Sr., Birmingham
  • Mr. Clyde Foster, Madison
  • Mr. Lowell J. Friedman, Mobile
  • Mr. Park Grimmer, Birmingham
  • Dr. James N. Hall Jr., Birmingham
  • Mike & Kay Hanlin, Birmingham
  • Dr. & Mrs. Danilo V. Herrera, Mobile
  • Ms. Peggie Higgins, Calera
  • Mr. Jimmy E. Jackson, Huntsville
  • Mr. Randy C. Johnson, Cullman
  • Ms. Sharon D. Kelly, Columbiana
  • Ms. Julie Kimbrough, Birmingham
  • Mike & Joan Krawcheck, Birmingham
  • Jack & Jean Lee, New Market
  • Mr. Robert E. Luckie III, Birmingham
  • E. Laraine Lyle, Birmingham
  • Mr. G. M. Maples, Huntsville
  • Mr. Wm. Randall May, Birmingham
  • Mr. Dan McClure, Madison
  • Mr. Ben W. McCrory, Montevallo
  • Dale D. McKee, Hoover
  • Mr. Dewayne N. Morris, Birmingham
  • Mr. J. W. Nall Jr., Birmingham
  • Dr. Troy J. Nelson, Athens
  • Mr. Robert E. Parsons, Birmingham
  • Thomas C. Pendleton M.D., Bessemer
  • Mr. Jerre F. Penney, Huntsville
  • Mr. Bill E. Poole, Huntsville
  • Ms. Karyl J. Rice, Pelham
  • Dr. Charles B. Rodning, Mobile
  • Dr. John R. Russell, Mobile
  • Mr. Julius R. Scruggs, Huntsville
  • Mrs. Patricia M. Smith, Birmingham
  • Mr. Will Sowell, Huntsville
  • Mr. Mitchell A. Spears, Montevallo
  • Mr. Samuel L. Spry Jr., Huntsville
  • Bill & Kimeran Stevens, Birmingham
  • Mr. Joe L. Tidmore, Columbiana
  • Mr. Temple Tutwiler III, Birmingham
  • Teresa Venz-Williamson M.D., Vestavia Hills
  • Dr. Charles F. Warren, Huntsville
  • Dr. Paul R. Weeks DMD, Huntsville
  • Mr. Walt Whitacre, Huntsville
  • Mr. J. A. Woods, Birmingham
  • Mr. Thomas N. Younger, Huntsville
  • A. C. Legg, Inc., Mr. James E. Purvis, Calera
  • AGC Automotive Alabama, Mr. Chris Freeze, Alabaster
  • Air-Tech Incorporated, Mr. James Thompson, Birmingham
  • Aker Solutions, Ms. Angelica E. Persson, Mobile
  • Alabama Coal Association, Mr. David Roberson, Birmingham
  • Alabama Coal Cooperative, Mr. Randy Johnson, Cullman
  • Alabama Messenger, Ms. Karen Abercrombie, Birmingham
  • Alabama Safety Institute, Inc., Mr. Steve Scarcliff, Mobile
  • Aliant Bank, Mr. John Russell Thomas, Alexander City
  • Allied Waste Services, Mr. Bubba Thompson, Huntsville
  • American Behavioral Benefits Managers, Inc., Mr. Allen S. Blackwell, Birmingham
  • American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Mr. Van L. Richey, Birmingham
  • Apostolic Truth Center, Mr. Gary Beane, Columbiana
  • Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union, Mr. John L. Grimes Jr., Mobile
  • Austal USA, Mr. Joe Rella, Mobile
  • Available Plastics, Inc., Mr. Steve Brown, Huntsville
  • Avanti Polar Lipids, Inc., Rowena Shaw, Alabaster
  • B. L. Harbert International, LLC, Mr. Billy Harbert, Birmingham
  • BankTrust Financial Group, Inc., Mr. Michael Johnson, Mobile
  • Barge, Waggoner, Sumner & Cannon, Inc., Mr. Harry M. Wilson, Huntsville
  • Bechtel National, Inc., Ms. Heather C. Beal, Madison
  • Bentley Pontiac GMC Cadillac Saab, Mr. Trey Bentley, Huntsville
  • Best Coal, Inc., Mel Bailey, Cullman
  • BioImaging MRI Center, Mr. Tommy Harris, Huntsville
  • Black Warrior Minerals, Inc., Mr. Roger Perry, Sumiton
  • Brabner & Hollon, Inc., Mr. James Hollon, Mobile
  • Bright House Networks LLC, Ms. Karen Broach, Birmingham
  • Briskman & Binion, P.C., Mr. Mack B. Binion, Mobile
  • Brown Lumber & Building Supply, Inc., Mr. Andy Brown, Columbiana
  • Bud's Best Cookies, Inc., Mr. Albert L. Cason, Hoover
  • Buddy Moore Trucking, Inc., Mr. E. H. Moore, Birmingham
  • C&M Food Distributing, Inc., Mr. David Bell, Birmingham
  • Cahaba Pressure Treated Forest Products, Mr. Kermit Stephens, Brierfield
  • Camden Cove West LLC, Mr. Donnie Tucker, Birmingham
  • Carpe Diem Coffee & Tea Company, Inc., Tomi Sue Rusling, Mobile
  • Cebert Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mr. George Bohorfoush, Birmingham
  • CEFCO National Claims Services, Inc., Mr. Cortez Fowler Sr., Mobile
  • Central Alabama Hematology & Oncology, P.C., Dr. Susan M. Ferguson, Alabaster
  • Chambers Bottling Company, LLC, Mr. Rusty Isom, Huntsville
  • China Garden, Yan Xiu Zou, Montevallo
  • Citrin, Rihner & Gupta Cardiology, P.C., Dr. Benjamin S. Citrin, Mobile
  • City Scapes, LLC, Mr. Jim Hudson, Huntsville
  • Claude Moore Jeweler, Inc., Mr. C. Howard Moore III, Mobile
  • CLP Corporation (McDonalds), Mr. Ed Levins, Homewood
  • Compass Bank, Mr. Michael C. Granger, Mobile
  • Consolidated Pipe & Supply Company, Inc., Mr. William P. Henke, Birmingham
  • Cooper T. Smith Stevedoring Co. Inc., Mr. David J. Cooper, Mobile
  • Cornerstone Solutions, Inc., Ms. Antonia Fitzpatrick, Mobile
  • Courtesy - Buick - GMC, Mr. G. Wayne Gargus, Birmingham
  • Covenant Bank, Mr. Hayes Parnell III, Leeds
  • Cowin & Company, Inc., Mr. John J. Cowin Sr., Birmingham
  • Crestwood Medical Center, Ms. Lori Light, Huntsville
  • D.I.P. Seafood - Mudbugs, Mr. Eric Alleman, Mobile
  • D'Iberville Apartments, Ms. Lydia Foil, Mobile
  • Data Capture Consultants, Inc., Mr. James M. Compton, Mobile
  • Davis Drug Co., Mr. Jimmy Davis, Columbiana
  • Days Inn South, Mr. Chris Parekh, Hoover
  • Debra's, Ms. Holly S. Walton, Mobile
  • Deluxe One-Hour Cleaners, Mr. Jim Weaver, Birmingham
  • Drummond Company, Inc., Mr. Bruce Windham, Birmingham
  • Dura Coat Products Inc., Mr. Myung Hong, Huntsville
  • Dynetics, Inc., Dr. Marc Bendickson, Huntsville
  • EBSCO Industries, Inc., Mr. F. Dixon Brooke, Birmingham
  • Energen Corporation, Mr. Robert S. McAnnally, Birmingham
  • Enterprise Leasing Company, Mr. Chuck Carr, Birmingham
  • Enveloc, Inc., Mr. William W. Oppenheimer, Mobile
  • Eskridge & White Physiotherapy, Mr. Ethan White, Birmingham
  • Evson Inc., Mr. F. A. Evans, Mobile
  • First Baptist Church of Pelham, Ms. Linda Kennemore, Pelham
  • First Educators Credit Union, Mr. Steve Nix, Hoover
  • First National Bank, Jai Eason, Huntsville
  • First Sun Management - Wendy's, Mr. Eric Odom, Madison
  • Fleet Feet Sports, Ms. Suzanne Taylor, Huntsville
  • Form Solutions Inc., Mr. Charles Griffin, Mobile
  • Franklin Primary Health Center, Inc., Mr. Charles White, Mobile
  • Friedman's Fine Jewelry, Mr. Billy J. Walker, Mobile
  • Future Research Corporation, Mr. Jesse Nunn, Huntsville
  • Garber Construction Co., Inc., Mr. Robert Garber, Huntsville
  • Gateway Construction Company, Mr. Allan Rappuhn, Florence
  • GMAC Bowl, Mr. Frank Modarelli, Mobile
  • Goram Air Conditioning Co., Inc., Mr. Robert L. Goram, Mobile
  • Gordon Timberlands, Ltd., Brian & Janice Gordon, Columbiana
  • Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC, Mr. William M. Silsbee Jr., Birmingham
  • Gray Research, Inc., Mr. Ronald W. Gray, Huntsville
  • Greater Birmingham Transportation Services, LLC, Mr. Ellis Houston, Birmingham
  • Hansen Heating & Cooling, Inc., Ms. Janice Horsley, Mobile
  • Hargrove Engineers + Constructors, Ms. Vicki Studstill, Mobile
  • Harrison Brothers Dry Dock & Repair Yard, Inc., Mr. William H. Harrison III, Mobile
  • Herbert A. Meisler Charitable Foundation Inc., Mr. Herbert A. Meisler, Mobile
  • Hoar Construction, LLC, Ms. Sandra Cox, Birmingham
  • Holmes & Holmes Architects, Mr. Nicholas Holmes III, Mobile
  • Hoover Toyota, Mr. Gordon S. Stewart, Hoover
  • Horizon Freight System, Mr. Barry Wyatt, Irvington
  • Huntsville American Cabinets, Inc., Mr. Dave Pape, Huntsville
  • Huntsville Hospital, Mr. David Spillers, Huntsville
  • Hyde Engineering, Inc., Ms. Liz Hyde, Birmingham
  • IBERIABANK, Mr. Russ Ford, Mobile
  • Icemakers of Huntsville, Mr. Steve Sylvester, Huntsville
  • Ideal Furniture Co., Inc., Mr. Melvin Zivitz, Ensley
  • Impact Physical Therapy, Mr. Michael Chadwick, Calera
  • Industrial Properties of the South, Ms. Charlene Graham, Huntsville
  • InfoPro Corporation, Ms. JoAnn P. Longshore, Huntsville
  • Integral Hospitality Solutions, LLC, Mr. William B. Murray, Birmingham
  • International Shipholding Corporation, Ms. Sheila Dean-Rosenbohm, Mobile
  • Issis & Son's Carpet & Oriental Rugs, Mr. Steve Issis, Pelham
  • J. Breck Robinson & Associates, P.C., Mr. J. Breck Robinson, Huntsville
  • J. F. Pate & Associates, Contractors, Inc., Mr. John E. Pate, Mobile
  • Jacobs Technology, Inc., Mr. Randy Lycans, Huntsville
  • Jefferson County Employees Credit Union, Mr. Charles Faulkner, Birmingham
  • Jerry Damson Honda Acura, Mr. Deke Damson, Huntsville
  • Jesse Stutts Inc., Mr. Jimmy C. Wall, Huntsville
  • Jim Barnes Enterprises, Inc., Mr. Jim Barnes, Mobile
  • Jim House & Associates, Inc., Mr. Wynn Echols, Birmingham
  • Joe Webster Tree Care, Inc., Mr. Joe Webster, Huntsville
  • John D. Barnes, DMD, PC, Dr. John D. Barnes D.M.D., Huntsville
  • John M. Brining Co., Inc., Ms. Lillian Brining, Mobile
  • Johnsonkreis Construction, Mr. Jess A. Johnson, Birmingham
  • Johnstone Adams, LLC, Mr. David C. Hannan, Mobile
  • Kadant Black Clawson, Inc., Mr. Dean Skidmore, Theodore
  • KAYA Associates, Inc., Mr. John Prince, Huntsville
  • KBR, Mr. Tom Vaughn, Birmingham
  • Kingdom Coach, LLC, Mr. Scott Grantham, Theodore
  • Kudzu Productions, Inc., Mr. Charley S. Burruss, Huntsville
  • L & M Tires & Automotive Inc., Mr. Leonard R. Lucas, Mobile
  • La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, Mr. William C. Morris, Irondale
  • Ladas Development, Inc., Mr. Steve L. Ladas, Chickasaw
  • Ladd Real Estate Mgt. Co., Inc., Mr. George Ladd, Birmingham
  • Laughlin Service Funeral Home, Inc., Mr. John R. Purdy, Huntsville
  • Lawler Ballard Van Durand, Mr. Tinsley Van Durand, Birmingham
  • Lawrence & Lawrence, PC, Mr. Joe C. Lawrence, Mobile
  • Lenzing Fibers Inc., Mr. Kevin Allen, Axis
  • Lewis Communications, Inc, Ms. Ellen P. Wingard, Mobile
  • Lindy's Sports Annuals, Mr. Lindy Davis, Birmingham
  • Lloyd's Restaurant, Mr. Eli Stevens, Birmingham
  • Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Ms. Linda Crutcher, Huntsville
  • Lucky's Supermarkets & Piggly Wiggly, Mr. Darrell E. Bourne, Huntsville
  • M & B Hangers, Mr. M. M. Magnus, Leeds
  • MACTEC Engineering & Consulting, Inc., Mr. Luther H. Boudra, Birmingham
  • Magnolia Trace, Ms. Donna Olson, Huntsville
  • Main Street Cafe, Ms. Cindy Sensenberger, Madison
  • Malkove & Associates, Inc., Mr. Bernard S. Malkove, Mobile
  • Masonry Arts, Inc., Mr. Roy Swindal, Bessemer
  • McConnell Marine Service, Inc., Mr. Charles McConnell, Mobile
  • McCormick Realty, Mr. Edward McCormick, Huntsville
  • McDonald's - Johnson Partners, Inc., Mr. Jack & Steve Johnson, Huntsville
  • Mediacom, Mr. Tommy Hill, Huntsville
  • Medical Weight Loss Solutions, Robin Black, Cullman
  • Metcalfe and Company, Inc., Mr. Matt Metcalfe, Mobile
  • Miflin Promos, Mr. J. Doyle Summersgill, Mobile
  • Milo's Tea Company, Inc., Mr. Jay Evers, Bessemer
  • Mobile Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau, Mr. Leon Maisel, Mobile
  • Mobile County Education Association (MCEA), Mr. Danny Goodwin, Mobile
  • Mobile Gas Service Corporation, Mr. Mike Fine, Mobile
  • Monaco HSV LLC, Mr. David Boer, Huntsville
  • Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc., Mr. George Arras, Mobile
  • MortgageAmerica, inc., Mr. John B. Johnson, Birmingham
  • Mountain Brook Baptist Church, Dr. James D. Moebes, Birmingham
  • Mullins Five Points Equipment Rental, Mr. Kevin Mullins, Huntsville
  • Navigator Development Group, Inc., Mr. Albert Patterson, Huntsville
  • New Horizons Credit Union, Mr. Robert J. Dobilas, Mobile
  • Norris Injury Lawyers, P.C., Ms. Lori Goodwin, Birmingham
  • North Alabama Fabricating Co. Inc., Mr. Ralph Parrish, Birmingham
  • Nudraulix, Inc., Mr. Bob Slaughter, Mobile
  • One Stop Environmental, LLC, Mrs. Shannon Riley, Birmingham
  • Palmer's Toyota Superstore, Mr. Keith Palmer, Mobile
  • Pat Peck Nissan, Mr. Robert Langham, Mobile
  • Piedmont Point Properties, LLC, Mr. Ben Walker, Huntsville
  • Pilot Catastrophe Services, Inc., Mr. Terry Aucoin, Mobile
  • Precision Grinding Inc., Mr. Miles Cunningham, Birmingham
  • QinetiQ North America, Mr. William B. Wahlheim, Huntsville
  • Quality Assistance for Early Childhood Programs, Ms. Patricia E. Lofton, Mobile
  • R. F. Vandiver Construction Co., Inc., Mr. Frank Vandiver, Huntsville
  • Rast Construction, Inc., Mr. Bob Rast, Birmingham
  • Raycom Media, Mr. Paul H. McTear, Montgomery
  • Ready Mix USA, LLC, Mr. Marc Bryant Tyson, Birmingham
  • Realty Executives, Sherry and Rick Dinges, Huntsville
  • Regions Bank, Mr. Ron Poteat, Huntsville
  • Riverview Plaza Hotel, Mr. Kent Blackinton, Mobile
  • RJR Mining Company, Inc., Ms. Cynthia Johnson, Cullman
  • Robert E. Butterworth Insurance Agency, Inc., Mr. Robert E. Butterworth, Montevallo
  • Rocket City Federal Credit Union, Marquetta Cantrell, Huntsville
  • Rogers & Willard, Inc. Builders, Mr. Michael C. Rogers, Mobile
  • Royal Leasing, Inc., Mr. Joe S. Williams, Birmingham
  • S & S Sprinkler Company, L.L.C., Mr. Leland T. Moore Sr., Mobile
  • Saad Healthcare Services, Inc., Ms. Barbara S. Fulgham, Mobile
  • Saad Realty Group, L.L.C., Mr. Gregory Saad, Mobile
  • Safety Guidance Specialists, Inc., Mr. Ron Briley, Axis
  • Saiia Construction, LLC, Mr. Jody Saiia, Birmingham
  • Sand Properties, Inc., Ms. Betty L. Jones, Mobile
  • Security Engineers, Inc., Mr. Donald Bottom, Birmingham
  • Serenity Funeral Home, Ms. Glenda P. Bullard, Mobile
  • SES, Inc., Mr. Russell Chunn, Huntsville
  • Sharp Communication, Inc., Mr. Tom Pepper, Huntsville
  • Shearer & Associates, Inc., Mr. Robert Shearer, Huntsville
  • Shelby Baptist Medical Center, Ms. April Holcomb, Alabaster
  • Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, Mr. Mark Noyes, Birmingham
  • Shoe Station, Inc., Terry Barkin, Mobile
  • Sirote & Permutt, P.C., Mr. David Whitson, Birmingham
  • SJB, Inc., Ms. Patti Cantavespre, Birmingham
  • Small's Mortuary, Inc., Mr. Caracher Small Jr., Mobile
  • Smith, Dukes & Buckalew, L.L.P., Mr. G. F. Dukes Jr., Mobile
  • Software Technology, Inc., Ms. Ruby McCullough, Mobile
  • Southeastern Conference, Mr. Mark Womack, Birmingham
  • Southern Carpet & Hardwood, Inc., Mr. Tim Hightower, Homewood
  • Southern Commercial Installations, Inc., Mr. Wayne Maurin, Mobile
  • Southern Intermodal Xpress, Inc., Mr. David Kennedy, Mobile
  • Southpace Properties, Inc., Mr. Bill McDavid, Birmingham
  • Special Touch by Eunice, Ms. Eunice Walker, Huntsville
  • SportsMED Orthopaedic Specialists, Dr. Troy A. Layton, Huntsville
  • Springdale Travel, Inc., Mr. Robert H. Bender, Mobile
  • SRA Foods, Inc., Mr. Anthony Anselmo, Birmingham
  • SSAB Alabama Inc., Ms. Jan Keyser, Axis
  • ST Mobile Aerospace Engineering, Inc., Mr. Jim King, Mobile
  • St. Martin's In The Pines A Continuing Care Retirement Community, Mr. Terence Rogers, Birmingham
  • Stead & Fuller Insurance, Inc., Mr. Joe E. Fuller, Homewood
  • Stein Investments, Inc., Mr. Melvin Stein, Mobile
  • Storie Properties LLC, Ms. Krista Campbell, Huntsville
  • Superior Bank, Mr. Fox DeFuniak, Birmingham
  • Susan Schein Chevrolet, Ms. Susan Schein, Pelham
  • System Controls, Inc., Mr. Bill Reed, Birmingham
  • Systems Products & Solutions, Dr. Nilmini Thompson, Huntsville
  • T. A. Hall Contractors, Inc., Mr. Doug Roberts, Spanish Fort
  • Tarrant Hydraulic Service, LLC, Mr. Keith Waid, Mobile
  • Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., Mr. Rex Geveden, Huntsville
  • Tenders, Inc., Mr. Mike Tepool, Huntsville
  • Thames Batre' Mattei Beville & Ison, Mr. Harry (Bo) W. Mattei, Mobile
  • The Hutchens Company, Inc., Mr. Vernon F. Hutchens Jr., Huntsville
  • The Medicine Shoppe, Mr. J. B. Gillespie, Huntsville
  • The Mobile Press Register, Mr. Ricky Mathews, Mobile
  • The Sanders Trust, Mr. Bruce Bright, Birmingham
  • The William Wilson Company, Inc., Mr. Tim Wilson, Huntsville
  • Thomas E. Dudney, DMD, PC, Dr. Thomas E. Dudney D.M.D., Alabaster
  • Tire Engineers, Inc., Mr. H. Fred Johnston, Birmingham
  • Treadwell Ford, Mr. Chuck Hershiser, Mobile
  • Truck Trailers Of Alabama Inc., Mr. Judson Prater, Birmingham
  • Turner Beverage Co., Inc., Mr. Tod Taylor, Huntsville
  • Two Men And A Truck, Mr. Richard McBee, Birmingham
  • University of South Alabama Health Services Foundation, Mr. M. Wayne Davis, Mobile
  • Wachovia Bank, Mr. Bob Gates, Birmingham
  • WALA-TV, Mr. Matthew J. Pumo, Mobile
  • Wallace E. Kirkpatrick Family Foundation, Mr. Wallace E. Kirkpatrick, Huntsville
  • Wallace, Ellis, Fowler & Head, Mr. Conrad Fowler, Columbiana
  • Ward International Trucks, LLC, Mr. W. A. Ward, Mobile
  • Watts Realty Co., Inc., Mr. W. A. Watts III, Birmingham
  • Wesfam Restaurants, Inc./Burger King, Ms. Jean W. Templeton, Huntsville
  • Western Supermarkets, Inc., Mr. Kenneth Hubbard, Birmingham
  • WGB Properties, LLC, Mr. W. G. Buchanan, Mobile
  • White-Spunner Construction, Inc., Mr. John White-Spunner, Mobile
  • White, Fleming & Company, PC, Sidney White, Huntsville
  • Wilkins Miller Hieronymus, LLC, Mr. Allen Carroll CPA, Mobile
  • Willbrook Solutions, Inc., Kendell Phillips, Huntsville
  • Williams Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Co., Mr. Brady McNew, Coden
  • Wilson Garage Door Co. of Huntsville, Inc., Mr. Myron R. Wilson, Huntsville
  • Window World of Huntsville, Mr. Michael Edwards, Huntsville
  • Woody Anderson Ford, Ms. Pam Boysen, Huntsville
  • World Omni Financial Corp., Mr. Brick Toifel, Mobile
  • Wynnson Enterprises, Inc., Ms. Joyce Oberhausen, Meridianville
  • Zaxby's Restaurants, Mr. Reggie Belote, Mobile

2009 Firefighters and EMS Personnel

The ASF Foundation hosted several Regional Honoring Our Heroes Ceremonies honoring career Firefighters and EMS personnel. Anyone who had served in these capacities for at least 10 years was eligible to receive the appropriate medal. Also, a family member who had lost a loved one in any of the three categories was eligible to receive the Medal of Sacrifice. This opportunity is was offered for those who were unable to attend and receive the medal during the 2009 State Games Opening Ceremonies (Firefighters and EMS).

Honoring Our Heroes, Dothan Alabama, Sept. 21, 2009

Bob Hill performing "Amazing Grace"

Photographer: Marc T. Riker

Over 550 attendees recognized Firefighter and EMS personnel.

Photographer: Marc T. Riker

Ernestine Jones (sister); Sherman Wilkinson; Voncille Wilkinson, (mother). Enterprise Fire Department

Photographer: Marc T. Riker

Diane and Tommy Watson; Ashford Rescue EMS

Photographer: Marc T. Riker

Alabama firefighters and emergency medical personnel were honored in Dothan Alabama by the ASF Foundation.

Thank You to All Our Firefighters & EMS Personnel!

Alabama firefighters and emergency medical personnel were honored on live statewide television at the State Games Opening Ceremonies, June 19, 2009, 7:00 p.m. at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Arena.

The Alabama legislature passed a joint resolution, signed by Gov. Bob Riley, declaring June 19, 2009, as Alabama Firefighter and Emergency Medical Personnel Day. This date coincides with the State Games Opening Ceremonies, where the ASF Foundation will continue its Honoring Our Heroes series by recognizing the service and sacrifice of Alabama's firefighters and emergency medical personnel.

Firefighters and EMS personnel with a minimum of ten years of service were eligible to receive the Medal of Service. The Medal of Service is for active, volunteer, retired, disabled, or deceased firefighters and EMS personnel.

The Medal of Sacrifice was presented on behalf of all firefighters and EMS personnel killed in the line of duty, regardless of their length of service, and was presented to a family member. Both medals are designed and minted exclusively for this special ceremony.

Honoring Our Heroes 2009 State Advisory Committee

2009 Honoring Our Heroes - Firefighters & EMS Personnel State Advisory Committee. From L-R: (Standing) Allan Rice, Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission executive director; Jon Howell, Alabama Association of Ambulance Services, Inc. president; Michael Bartlett, Alabama Fire Chiefs Association; Tim Bailey, Alabama Firefighter Association president; Dale Wyatt, Professional Firefighters Association of Alabama president; Ed Paulk, state fire marshall; Marc T. Riker, Alabama Sports Festival executive director; (seated) Ron Creel, Alabama Sports Festival president/CEO; Jon Lord, Alabama Fire Chiefs Association; Gary Mackey, Alabama Department of Public Health - EMS & Trauma; Chauncey Wood, Alabama Association of Volunteer Firefighters president; Randy Cherry, Alabama Sports Festival technology director.

To best honor firefighters and EMS personnel, the ASF Foundation created a state advisory committee, comprised of firefighting and EMS professionals and veterans, to assist in making the 2009 Honoring Our Heroes program something that all Alabama firefighters and EMS personnel would appreciate and enjoy. The committee has been invaluable in many aspects of the planning, particularly in the crafting of the medals (seen above) to be awarded at the ceremony. The ASF Foundation staff expresses great appreciation for all the input and dedication of the 2009 Honoring Our Heroes - Firefighters & EMS Personnel State Advisory Committee. Pictured below is the first meeting of the committee in February.

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