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.
US Army Veteran Mark Stone joined the military to serve our nation and for a little adventure. The struggles he overcame and the internal depths he encountered during his deployments left a significant impression on his life. After four separate deployments to Iraq and 26 total years of service, he still misses it all. Read More
Veteran Larry Henney had a successful career as a pilot for the Navy and continues to fly after his departure from the military. He continues to pursue his passion for aviation outside of the military and is also very active with his church. Most recently, he raised $125,000 for his church through his passion for biking. Read More
US Army Veteran Fred Owens served as a combat engineer in the 10th Special Forces Group from 1975 to 1984. After leaving the Army, Fred began his career in union ironwork and aided in the construction of Green Bank Telescope, the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescope. Now Fred owns and operates a moving company and is involved with the New Freedom Farms Color Guard. Read More
US Army Veteran Melvin Smith enlisted after high school and served from 1975 to 1979 in Kentucky, Georgia and Texas. After leaving the Army, Melvin graduated from community college. Now Melvin works at New Freedom Farm to help struggling veterans after their service. Read More
US Army Veteran Mildred Butts recently turned 100 years old in January 2022. Mildred grew up on a large farm with no electricity or plumbing. Her family spent most of their days working hard to keep the family fed, hydrated, and warm. She brought this hard-working and persevering attitude with her into the US Army. Read More