Tag "World War II"

More Than A Day Off

By Zach Hester, Reporter zach@southerntorch.com DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Why do we celebrate Memorial Day? The federal holiday in May has become a staple for being the best day to get out on the lake with your family and friends and

PHOTO: The Rainsville Veteran’s Memorial will be unveiled on Veterans Day (this Friday) at 12:00 pm. The four flag poles in the background will feature flags from each branch of service. (Photo by Tyler Pruett)  By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com Monday marked the 74th Anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Dec. 7th, 1941 marked the beginning of America’s involvement in WWII, which would affect virtually all families and communities across the country over the

Honoring our veterans

By Karah Wilson, Sports Editor karah@southerntorch.com DEKALB, Ala.— World War I, or “The Great War,” ended on June 28, 1919 when the Treaty of Versailles was signed in the Palace of Versailles in France. Fighting had ended 7 months prior,

NACC honors veterans

By Karah Wilson karah@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.—On Nov. 10, Northeast Alabama Community College honored 65 students and staff that have served in a branch of the Armed Forces. This event took place in the lobby of the Lyceum and was attended

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com Veteran’s Day was originally established as Armistice Day to commemorate those who had served in World War I. After the second world war and Korea, President Eisenhower officially renamed it “Veterans” day to commemorate Americans who