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Greater Shiloh to honor Veterans for serving country and community

Participants in the Veterans Ministry. (Provided photo)

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United States Air Force Master Sergeant Vincent Simmons,  (third from right) and Homewood High School Air Force JROTC cadets. (All provided photos)

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will recognize its members who served in the military this Sunday.

The service starts at 10:45 a.m.

Participants in the Veterans Ministry.

The Veterans Ministry, which has been active since 2014, will recognize the church’s veterans and its families and offer a Veterans Seminar to give information on various veterans’ issues and concerns.

U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major William Allen, Lieutenant Colonel Sonia DeYampert, Sergeant First Class A. Thomas.

The ministry, which is comprised of 40 members, serves year-round in various ways, including ministering to men at the Jimmie Hale Mission, serving food and having a worship service with the men. They also partner with Angels of Compassion and We Care Ministries to visit veterans in nursing homes and at Linn Park to serve meals to the homeless.


Veterans also provide holiday outreach to the communities within the Birmingham area through distributing Mother’s Day Baskets, Operation Good News and Thanksgiving Turkey baskets.

This year’s event will showcase the veterans’ talent, including member William Allen, Command Sergeant Major, who will sing “Old Glory.”