Why I Celebrated National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day

October 16th, 2019|

Some of my favorite
memories occurred over the dinner table

by Nick Norris

National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day is Wednesday, October 16th, and families all over will be celebrating.

Once a certain age is reached, doing anything with your
parents isn’t considered all too cool. Most kids would probably rather spend their
time playing video games with friends or […]

How Your Local Chamber of Commerce Benefits Your Community

October 16th, 2019|

On National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day, back your local organization

by Nick Norris

On Wednesday, October 16th, communities across America will take part in National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day.

Annually on the third Wednesday of October, cities have an
opportunity to show appreciation for an organization that works to create a
stronger community […]

How Service Dogs Can Help Improve Mental Health

October 10th, 2019|

by Nick Norris

About 500,000 service
dogs are currently helping Americans

On October 10, 2019, people across the globe will observe World Mental Health Day to raise awareness about psychological issues and how to treat them. One of the most common methods to deal with some types of mental ailments is by adopting a service dog, which […]

The Awesome Benefits and Advantages of Public Lands

September 28th, 2019|

by Nick Norris

Both federal and state public lands in America are renowned for their expansive, diverse, and gorgeous landscapes. American public lands offer unrivaled hunting, fishing, and exploration opportunities that cannot be found elsewhere. Utilizing public lands allow hunters who do not own their own land to hunt legally for a few small fees, which […]

The Importance of National Situational Awareness Day

September 26th, 2019|

by Nick Norris

Annually on September 26th, National Situational Awareness Day is observed to remind the world of its importance. Staying aware of one’s surroundings and environment can vastly improve chances of day-to-day safety for both yourself and others.

Harm can come in many forms, such as oncoming assailants,
thieves, or active shooters. Having strong situational awareness skills […]

5 Things a Responsible Dog Owner Always Does

September 21st, 2019|

by Nick Norris

As the American Kennel Club and puppy parents everywhere prepare to celebrate the annual Responsible Dog Ownership Day, it’s important to remember what makes an owner a responsible one. Of course, having a canine companion is a lot of fun, but it’s also a lot of work. Properly caring for a dog requires […]

The Sad Truth Behind Puppy Mills

September 21st, 2019|

by Nick Norris

There are around 10,000 puppy mills in the United States, the Puppy Mill Project estimates. This number includes both licensed and unlicensed facilities.

Over 2 million puppies are born and housed in these often
poorly-kept mills each year. Additionally, 1.2 million dogs are euthanized
yearly in these facilities, many being adult females who have outlived […]

POW/MIAs, You Are Not Forgotten

September 20th, 2019|

by Nick Norris

On the third Friday of September, the nation remembers the many American captives and missing. POW/MIA Recognition Day exists so the free and found commemorate the soldiers who were or are not.          

According to a Congressional Research
Service Report, 138,103 Americans have been held as prisoners of war since
World War II. The Second […]

Honoring Bretagne, a 9/11 K9 Hero

September 11th, 2019|

By Nick Norris

When those sweltering clouds of smoke and debris erupted from the New York skyline on that bright September morning, roughly 10,000 first responders rushed to the collapsing World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. Though most of the heroes who put their lives on the line that day were men and women, more than […]

Bottom of the order, top of the line

February 15th, 2017|


Alabama has long been known for its hefty contributions to the nation’s defense industry, but historically, most of the state’s major operations called places like Huntsville, Anniston or Montgomery home.

As contracts continue to pour out of the Pentagon and elsewhere, Alabama remains a […]