Veterans at Tut Fann State Veterans Home received donated military t-shirts featuring the script Crimson Tide A.
Bill Nichols State Veterans Home, Alexander City, AL, Floyd E. “Tut” Fann State Veterans Home, Huntsville, AL
Bill Nichols and Tut Fann Nominated for the TOP Practice Programs in Alabama
Twenty-four nursing homes from across Alabama have been nominated for the 2014 Alabama’s Best Practices Program.
The nominated nursing homes have developed innovative ways to improve the quality of care or quality of life for nursing home residents. Each nomination will be evaluated by a panel of health care professionals using 11 specific judging criteria.
The top eight nursing homes will present their best practices at Alabama’s Best Practices Program. The remaining nursing homes will display their best practices in a special exhibit hall.
The 21st annual Alabama’s Best Practices Program will be held August 28, 2014, at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center in Birmingham.
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — The Floyd E. “Tut” Fann State Veterans Home is celebrating its 17th year today by hosting a “Family Day”with some special events and guests.
Guest speakers for residents and families this morning were to include retired Army Brig. Gen. Bob Drolet, co-chairman of the Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial Board, and David Fann, son of the World War II veteran for whom the home at 2701 Meridian St. is named.
“Tut” Fann was a Huntsville native who served as a tank crewman during World War II and was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge. Upon his return to Huntsville, Fann became very involved in veterans organizations and efforts to support those who have served. Among other activities, Fann was a member of the State Board of Veterans Affairs and State Commander of the American Legion, according to a biography available from the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs web site.
“Before his death on April 17, 1992, Tut Fann was working diligently to establish a state veterans’ home in Huntsville so veterans in his hometown could receive medical care without moving far away from family and friends,” according to the site. “When the home was built in 1995, the State Board of Veterans Affairs approved the naming of the home the Floyd E. ‘Tut’ Fann Veterans Home.”
Representatives of the Huntsville Madison County Veteran’s Memorial will be at the Family Day Celebration collecting memorabilia from the Veteran’s Home residents and their families. These will be placed in the veteran’s memorial Time Capsule, which is to be buried at the memorial in November.
Memorial officials said all citizens of Madison County will also be able to contribute items for the capsule on Sept. 15 and 22 at Smith Storage, at the corner of Cook Avenue and Church Street in Huntsville. Information on additional collection dates will be announced.
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