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Alabama Veteran and Dovetail Landing will host the annual "Salute to Service" Gala to honor Veterans, Military and their families.

What better way to do that than to bring a little Vegas night life here to Alabama, filled with laughs, good food and casino games.

Alabama Veteran is a one of a kind 501(c)(3) organization that keeps Veterans of Alabama engaged and making positive moves in all aspects of life, by promoting a spirit of camaraderie through social, fitness and strong- bonded events.

2023 Salute to Service Gala

Salute to Service Casino Night Gala
(Salute to Service Event)

Aug 4 th , 2023 at The Club

  • This event is one of our flagship events and is designed to provide an evening full of fun, great company, and to hear a great message from our Guest Speaker; CWO Nick "The Machine" Lavery. This event is to provide our Supporter, Veteran’s, Military, and their Spouse a night out in honor those that served and sacrificed. We hope to show them our gratitude by inviting them to take part in our Casino Night, which includes $1000 in gameplay, plated dinner and dessert, dancing, and opportunity to bid and win auction items and raffle prizes from our amazing donors.
  • Our request is for your financial or in-kind support to ensure that we can continue our Outreach Programs that to date has impacted both directly and indirectly over 17,843 Veterans, Military members, and their families since 2017.
  • Each monetary and in-kind donation to our veteran nonprofit organization is tax deductible and you will receive a IRS contribution letter for your records.



2023 Keynote Speaker

Nick, born and raised in Massachusetts, is an active-duty member of The United States Army Special Forces. Commonly known as the Green Berets, the Special Forces perform critical missions including direct action, counterinsurgency, foreign internal defense, special reconnaissance, and unconventional warfare. In 2013, while deployed to Afghanistan, he and his Detachment fell victim to an insider attack ultimately resulting in the loss of his leg. Following a year of surgeries and initial recovery including the use of a prosthetic at Walter Reed National Medical Military Center, he returned to his unit. Refusing a military medical retirement, Nick set his sights on returning to operational status. In 2015, at the conclusion of a challenging, comprehensive assessment designed to evaluate Nick's abilities to operate, he returned to his Detachment and was subsequently deployed once again to Afghanistan conducting full spectrum combat operations. Nick is considered the first Special Forces operator to return to combat as an above-the-knee amputee.

Nick is currently serving as a Special Forces Warrant Officer and is widely recognized as an experienced subject matter expert in special operations, intelligence fusion, mission planning and complex problem solving across all operational continuums. He is also the first amputee in military history to complete the Special Forces Warrant Officer Technical and Tactical Certification course, the Special Operations Combatives Program Instructor course, and the Special Forces Combat Diver Qualification course.

Nick's awards include the Silver Star, three Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars, Bronze Star with “V” for valor, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, the OSS Society Peter Ortiz Award, the Bruce Price Leadership Award, and the Special Operations Command Excalibur Award. Nick is a warrior, leader, speaker, author and most importantly a husband and father of two young boys.

The Club, Inc.
Grand Ballroom
1 Robert S. Smith Dr.
Birmingham, Alabama 35209

+1 205 323 5821