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Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Eugene Keel had lasting impact on Clarksville

 

Clarksville mourns passing of man who led Fire Department from 1985-99

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Fire Chief Gordon Eugene Keel, who served the citizens of Clarksville for 47 years as a firefighter and Fire Department leader, died Tuesday, October 24th, 2017, at his home in Port Royal, TN. He was 87.

Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Mike Roberts, who was hired, trained and promoted into department leadership by Chief Keel, spoke with fondness and respect for his mentor on Wednesday.

Gordon Eugene Keel

Gordon Eugene Keel

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Clarksville’s Welcome Home Veterans Parade was held Saturday, September 16th

 

Clarksville, TN – A Welcome Home Veterans celebration has been taking place in Clarksville since September 13th, beginning with the arrival of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall at Appleton Harley Davidson.

More than two dozen events at venues throughout the city included a reception at Old Glory Distilling Co., a screening of Ken Burns’ new documentary “The Vietnam War”, and a Remembrance Ceremony at First Baptist Church featuring Cindy Stonebraker, whose father has been MIA since October 1968.

A downtown parade honoring our veterans took place Saturday as part of a  series of events in conjunction with the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall's visit to Clarksville.

A downtown parade honoring our veterans took place Saturday as part of a series of events in conjunction with the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall’s visit to Clarksville.

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Visit Clarksville announces Downtown Road Closures for Welcome Home Veterans Parade

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – The following downtown roads will be closed from 9:45am–11:00am on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 for the Welcome Home Veterans Celebration parade: Franklin Street from Hiter Street to Second Street, Second Street from Franklin Street to Commerce Street, and Commerce Street from Second Street to Hiter Street.

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USS LST-325 arrives in Clarksville Wednesday, September 6th

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – The USS LST-325, 328-foot-long landing ship tank, will arrive in Clarksville on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017. The ship’s arrival in Clarksville is one of the many activities that are part of Visit Clarksville’s Welcome Home Veterans Celebration.

The LST-325 will be open for tours beginning at 9:00a.m. on Thursday, September 7th through 5:00pm Friday, September 15th. The LST will depart from Clarksville on Saturday, September 16th, 2017.

USS LST-325 to dock in Clarksville Wednesday. Tours will begin Thursday.

USS LST-325 to dock in Clarksville Wednesday. Tours will begin Thursday.

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Clarksville’s Welcome Home Veterans Parade set for September 16th

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s third annual Welcome Home Veterans parade is scheduled for Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 10:00am in historic downtown.

“Originally created to honor Vietnam Veterans, the parade now a tribute by Vietnam Veterans to all American Heroes. This is a day for families, friends and all citizens to salute the service and sacrifices made by America’s Military,” said Visit Clarksville Board Chairman Jerry Allbert.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade

Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade

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Clarksville’s Welcome Home Veterans Celebration Field of Honor Tribute Flags Available for Order

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Individuals may order a 3′ x 5′ United States flag in honor, in memory or as a tribute to a loved one as part of Clarksville’s upcoming Welcome Home Veterans Celebration, September 13th-17th, 2017. All flags will be displayed in the Field of Honor – Veterans Tribute at Beachaven Vineyards and Winery, 1100 Dunlop Lane, September 14th-17th.

Flags in the Field of Honor Veteran's Tribute

Flags in the Field of Honor Veteran’s Tribute

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Eyes of Freedom Traveling Memorial to Join Clarksville’s Welcome Home Veterans Week in September

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN The Eyes of Freedom: Lima Company Memorial is the latest addition to the many events that have become part of Welcome Home Veterans Week in Clarksville, Tennessee September 13th-17th, 2017.

This traveling memorial depicts the fallen Marines and Navy Corpsman of Columbus, OH based Lima Company 3/25, one of the most heavily engaged units of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The Eyes of Freedom: Lima Company Memorial

The Eyes of Freedom: Lima Company Memorial

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Clarksville to host Five Days of Welcome Home Veterans Events in September

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Visit Clarksville, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition, is proud to host its third annual Welcome Home Veterans event September 13th-17th, 2017.

Multiple activities will be happening during the five-day period to celebrate and honor veterans, with an emphasis on Vietnam veterans.

American Traveling Tribute Wall to be at Beachaven Vineyards and Winery

American Traveling Tribute Wall to be at Beachaven Vineyards and Winery

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Rivers and Spires canceled due to rain and incoming thunderstorms

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The 15th and final Rivers and Spires Festival had to be canceled today due to rain and the threat of thunderstorms.

The Festival might be cancelled but it won’t stop for King & Country!! They will be performing at 8:00pm in the Grace Building at First Baptist Church located at 435 Madison Street.

For the safety of their patrons and volunteers, Rivers and Spires officially decided to cancel the festival. They will not be rescheduling. The the entire festival committee Thanks You for 15 wonderful years.

Rain brings an early end to the final Rivers and Spires Festival.

Rain brings an early end to the final Rivers and Spires Festival.

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Clarksville Civitan Club honors Montgomery County Sheriff Deputies

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's OfficeClarksville, TN – Two Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were recognized by a local civic organization for their service to the community.

Paul Hunt received the Deputy of the Year Award for his heroic actions on the night of January 28th, 2007 when he was dispatched to Zinc Plant Bridge for a possible suicide attempt.

Upon arrival Hunt noticed a man sitting in a manner as if he intended to fall of the bridge.

Montgomery County Sheriff Deputies Steve Moss and Paul Hunt were honored by the Clarskville Civitan Club.

Montgomery County Sheriff Deputies Steve Moss and Paul Hunt were honored by the Clarskville Civitan Club.

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