Since 2014, ALCOVA Mortgage has recognized Veterans across our service area for their dedication to our country by honoring them with a plaque and a $500 check. Veterans are recognized not only for their service to our country, but also their continuing service to their communities.
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After being discharged from the US Army and returning to civilian life, Jason struggled with PTSD until he found hope and a new direction with the horses at New Freedom Farm where he now serves as a Co-Director.
Veteran Matthew Ogden joined the Virginia Army National Guard in 2014. After six years in the military, he pursued a career path in local business with Fleet Feet in Roanoke, VA and began serving with a local non-profit called Project Forward to create a healthier, more active community. Read More
Veteran Michael McKenzie Sr. followed in the footsteps of his family members and joined the US Army serving in numerous locations around the world and earning countless accolades. He is now running his own company and is a prominent leader in his local ministry. Read More
Veteran Paul Mele’s service in the US Army recently concluded as he celebrated his retirement in April 2021. Since leaving the military Paul quickly found his hands full when he joined Rotary International and founded the New River Valley Virginia chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace. Read More
Veteran Paul Abney applies his experiences and leadership skills he gained from the US Navy to mentor and coach sailors. He also aids combat veterans suffering from PTSD as a part of the Combat Stress Recovery program and the Welcome Home Initiative. Read More
Retired from the US Navy, veteran Dennis Merkle continues his service to his neighbors and community through his involvement in local veterans’ associations like the Farmville VA American Legion Post 32 and the Piedmont Area Veterans Council. Read More