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Hope & Healing: Veterans groups, foundation host lunch for congregation

The sun shone down on the grounds of the Lazy U Ranch as more than 100 members of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs joined together and broke bread on Saturday for a special lunch. The congregation is slowly building itself back up [...]

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Caterpillar looks to raise funds for vets with 5K

For almost 20 years, a local organization has dedicated its time to supporting veterans — whether it’s financially, spiritually or through rehabilitation. Now Caterpillar’s Seguin facility is giving them a little extra boost. The local plant is [...]

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Staying strong: Strongman seminar look to inspire veterans

Encouraging and inspiring veterans is one of the goals a local organization and two San Antonio residents have for their new seminars. SS American Memorial Foundation, World Champion Powerlifter and World Champion Strong Woman Jill Mills and [...]

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Concert to benefit Memorial

The SS American Memorial opened just two years ago and has since seen more than 7,000 veteran visitors. Each day, more veterans and volunteers, as well as community members, show up to the Lazy U Ranch, located at 450 Naumann Rd, wanting to use [...]

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WWII vet celebrated on his 90th birthday

It was a night to remember for one World War II veteran on Friday. Jim Ulbrich celebrated his 90th birthday at the SS American Memorial, which was organized by his son-in-law, Craig Russell. “He founded the place here in 1970,” Russell said. “He [...]

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The GVAC Review Magazine Feature Article

This article and interview about the SS American Memorial will be featured in the November 2016 issue. Click image to read enlarged.

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Local group helps Louisiana flood victims

Originally Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:00 am Felicia Frazar felicia.frazar@seguingazette.com A pair of Baton Rouge families are getting help from a local organization with rebuilding their homes following the floods. Craig Russell, [...]

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Wounded warriors skydive with SS American Memorial

The idea of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane at 13,500 feet might sound scary to most people, but it can also be a healing experience for some veterans. The SS American Memorial in Seguin brought two Wounded Warriors to jump at Skydive [...]

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World War II veteran tells her story to soldiers

Recently, the SS American Memorial helped bridge the decades between a World War II veteran and her modern day counterparts at the Lazy U Ranch in Seguin. Former U.S. Army 1st Lt. Josephine Reaves spoke of her wartime experience as a nurse to [...]

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Pearl Harbor survivor visits local memorial

It was a date which will live in infamy. Shortly before 8 a.m., Dec. 7, 1941, the U.S. was attacked by Japan, and the battle was over before 10 a.m. Though it happened almost 74 years ago, the attack still is fresh in many survivors’ memories, [...]

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