Civil Air Patrol: Wings of Service

Civil Air Patrol: Wings of Service

ESTABLISHED JUST days before the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) symbolized a ray of hope during one of the darkest periods in American history. Initially conceived as a civilian defense force, CAP swiftly evolved into a...
Mathias Montoya: Full Circle Service

Mathias Montoya: Full Circle Service

TWELVE-YEAR-OLD Mathias Montoya watched, wide-eyed, as his parents tucked their crisp uniforms into their starched pants. The morning light glinted off their polished  boots, symbolizing the years they’d dedicated to serving their country in the Navy’s Medical...
Serenity House: Hope Takes Root

Serenity House: Hope Takes Root

FIFTY-EIGHT YEARS. It has been 58 years since the last time a drink threatened to swallow him whole. At Serenity House, surrounded by encouraging conversations and love, it felt less like a battle won and more like a life rebuilt, brick by brick. Here, life wasn’t...
The Book Shelf: Turning Pages and Changing Lives

The Book Shelf: Turning Pages and Changing Lives

DOT WATSON’S life began at 308 N. Atlantic St. in Tullahoma, a place that would shape the foundation of her values and convictions. Growing up in a household that cherished giving back, her parents instilled a deep sense of responsibility toward her hometown and...