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DOCK OF FREEDOM: Project opens the river for Wounded Warriors

Almost every weekend groups of Wounded Warriors use the SS American Memorial Foundation’s Lazy U Ranch as a therapeutic space to clear their minds, rehabilitate, heal and decompress. While most spend their time at the ranch kayaking, fishing and [...]

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Vets Celebrate Early

Military veterans and their families celebrated Independence Day a little early. The SS American Memorial “Freedom Fourth of July” at Lazy U Ranch was held over the weekend (June 30) and featured a formal program celebrating U.S. military [...]

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Vets at the center of July 4th celebration

For Craig Russell and his family, the SS American Memorial Foundation and its Fourth of July celebration represent more than simply just celebrating a major holiday. The free event, which is held every other year is set for Friday, June 29 and [...]

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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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