A bridge was dedicated in honor of the Almond Family on Saturday, July 29th. The “Almond Brothers and Family Veterans Bridge” honors the twelve first generation Almond brothers and the sixteen other family members who have served or are currently serving in the military.
This tradition of service began in Raleigh County in the early 1900s when nine Almond brothers and three of their brother-in laws entered the military. Together, the Almond Family has 200 years of military service.
With the help of local delegates, the Almond Family was able to get this bridge dedication passed in the 2017 legislative session. Jeffrey Almond, son of the oldest Almond brother, could not express how much this recognition means to his family.
“Its an honor that I can’t put into words. I know that when I drove across the bridge yesterday and saw the sign for the first time, my heart was just filled with joy and pride,” said Almond.
The “Almond Brothers and Family Veterans Bridge” is located on WV Route 16 over the Mabscott Overpass.