Sign up for our 1st annual RUCK 22 ruck march to raise awareness of Veteran suicide and PTSD support!
Helena Police Department and Priority Soldier have teamed together to bring you the 1st Annual 4.2 mile ruck march, RUCK 22! This event is meant to shed light on the 22 veterans a day that commit suicide, and also be a support vessel for those who are currently struggling. Please show your support for our local veterans by coming out and participating in the 4.2 mile ruck march or by volunteering for the event. Any donation that is made at the event will go toward the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo.
Be sure to add on a RUCK 22 t-shirt! T-shirts will also be available for purchase the day of the event.
No matter how you decide to honor America’s veterans tomorrow and this weekend, be sure to tip your hiking cap to Alabama State Parks.
As a big thank you to armed service members, all 22 of Alabama’s state parks are waiving entrance fees for veterans November 11-13. No identification will be required, and the free admission includes all day-use areas within the parks.
What a reason to get out there and hike with your fellow Americans! Not to mention, Birmingham’s weather this weekend will be cooler with highs in the 70s on Veterans Day.
According to WBHM, “The $48,000 dollar project is supported by Lakeshore, along with grants from the federal government and the Munson Foundation, a group that’s given to environmental causes. The money goes to purchase mapping equipment, plus a program to train people in Alabama so other trails can be mapped.”
The new signs list information like: trail length, steepness, surface type and trail width. Now you’ll know just what you’re getting into before heading down the trails.
Look out for more changes coming to Alabama State Parks, as voters passed Amendment 2 on Tuesday night. Those changes include privatizing certain park facilities like hotels and golf courses and limiting the legislature to designating park revenues for “other purposes.”