November 9-15 Declared Military Appreciation Week in Prattville


CONTACT: Teresa M. Lee, (334) 595-0102 or

November 3, 2014


In recognition of their selfless acts of heroism, dedication, and sacrifice to the safety, health and well being of our nation, Mayor Bill Gillespie, Jr. has declared November 9th-15th to be Military Appreciation Week in Prattville.

On Thursday, November 13th, elected and military officials within the River Region will hold a joint proclamation-signing event honoring our military during this special week. That event will be held at the Alabama National Guard Armory, in Montgomery, at approximately 8:30 a.m.

The Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce and its Military Affairs Committee are supporting a variety of events and area merchants are offering specials and discounts. A list of events and specific merchant discounts are available on their website,

"Military members and their families have been great Partners of Prattville," said Mayor Bill Gillespie. "These military service men and women are much more than protectors of our freedoms. They contribute significantly to our quality of life and the economic health of our community. It is a privilege to work with other officials in honoring our local active duty military members, retirees, reserve forces, National Guard forces, and their families, not only during this week, but every day of the year."

The City of Prattville will hang a banner in front of City Hall in honor of this event and we encourage all residents of Prattville to join us in thanking our military for their service and contribution to our lives and community.