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Kim McMillan holds Veterans & Military Affairs Advisory Task Force meeting at Fort Campbell

 

Kim McMillan for Mayor of Clarksville TN“Clarksville and Fort Campbell form a great team and we’re honored by the trust placed in us by the United States Army to serve as a host city of one of the world’s most important military installations. Clarksville understands that it really is a trust, a relationship of honor, as we provide a community of support for the men and women who daily secure our great freedoms with their lives and with the sacrifices of their families,” said Mayoral Candidate Kim McMillan. “As Mayor, I’ll work hard for and with Fort Campbell. You can count on it.”

Perhaps no one understands the unique relationship between Clarksville and Fort Campbell like Colonel Ted Crozier (USA Retired), former Chief of Staff at Fort Campbell and former Mayor of Clarksville. Colonel Crozier said, “Kim McMillan has already been fighting for Fort Campbell on the front lines for years in her many leadership roles. She’s made phone calls, hosted meetings, and even made trips to Washington, D.C. on our behalf – doing what Kim does best, getting things done. I love Fort Campbell and I love Clarksville, and I know we can count on Kim to do well by both of them.”

Colonel Crozier serves as the leader of McMillan’s Veterans and Military Affairs Advisory Task Force that met recently with leaders of the Fort Campbell Historical Foundation, including Executive Director Command Sergeant Major Robert Nichols (USA Retired), to discuss plans for the Wings of Liberty Military Museum.

“Clarksville and Fort Campbell are woven together like threads in a great quilt that covers us all,” added McMillan. “We’ll honor the trust, strengthen the relationship, and together we’ll help make Clarksville America’s best place to live.”

About the Wings of Liberty Museum

The Wings of Liberty, America’s Museum of Patriotism at Fort Campbell, will chronicle the country’s patriotic history through the eyes of service men and women who have fought valiantly to preserve liberty.

The new museum and historical complex projected to open in 2010 will draw on the rich history of Fort Campbell, its units and over $35 million in artifacts housed there.  Beginning with an overview of the country’s patriotic history, visitors will embark on an interactive journey through the experiences of the soldier patriot.

An 80,000 square foot facility with an IMAX style theatre, the museum will be state-of-the-art in design.  The main exhibit area will display vintage aircraft and military equipment used in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan, and Iraq.  The 33-acre rolling hill campus includes a Memorial Park, parade grounds, and helipad.

Among the notable individuals to put their support behind the museum project is former Senator Fred Thompson, who serves as chairman and spokesman for the $40 million campaign.  Donors from the area surrounding Fort Campbell have already given funds to cover all of the campaign’s administrative and fundraising costs.  Funds generated by the current campaign are earmarked for construction of the museum and historical complex.

Editor’s note: This is a news release from a political campaign,  and our publication does not constitute an endorsement or political advertisement for the campaign.  Any candidate for public office is welcome to submit campaign releases to news@clarksvilleonline.com. These are published as our schedule allows.


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