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2016 Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade

 

Clarksville, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County gathered together in front of the Montgomery County Historic Courthouse this past Saturday, November 5th to honor our veterans, as well as those who are still serving their country.

The day started off at 9:00am with a Veterans Day Ceremony. Veterans Service Organization director Frank Mir gave the opening remarks followed by the 101st Airborne Division Honor Guard Posting the Colors.

101st Airborne Division Honor Guard Posting the Colors at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Ceremony.

101st Airborne Division Honor Guard Posting the Colors at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Ceremony.

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Soldiers and Families Embraced to hold “Lighting the Way Home” breakfast November 10th

 

SAFE - Soldiers and Families EmbracedClarksville, TN – Soldiers may deploy into combat as a unit, but too often, the journey home is lonely and discouraging. Combat veterans – both men and women – may make the physical journey successfully back to the states but finding the way home after war – navigating the pain, the losses and the guilt – can take years. You can help, though.

Join SAFE: Soldiers and Families Embraced, community leaders and your neighbors on Thursday, November 10th, 2016, to share a meal at the organization’s annual fundraising breakfast, “Lighting the Way Home.”

Soldiers and Families Embraced retreat for active duty military, veterans and families.

Soldiers and Families Embraced retreat for active duty military, veterans and families.

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SAFE Receives Grant from The Healing Trust

 

SAFE - Soldiers and Families EmbracedClarksville, TN – Soldiers And Families Embraced (SAFE) recently received a grant from The Healing Trust, formerly Baptist Healing Trust, which awarded funds totaling over $1.1 Million in its most recent grant cycle.

SAFE’s grant was for $29,500 and will be used to provide counseling to military families. SAFE provides free, confidential, professional counseling to active duty military, veterans and their families.

Shown are Dr. Cathy Self, President and CEO of The Healing Trust, Jodi McCullah, SAFE Executive Director, and Briana Lavacot, SAFE Program Director.

Shown are Dr. Cathy Self, President and CEO of The Healing Trust, Jodi McCullah, SAFE Executive Director, and Briana Lavacot, SAFE Program Director.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County gathers together to honor Memorial Day

 

Montgomery County Veterans Service OrganizationClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday May 26th, at Veterans Memorial Park in Clarksville Tennessee.

The ceremony was opened by Frank Mir, the Director of the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization; who welcomed the dignitaries and attendees to the Memorial ceremony. The colors were posted by the 101st Airborne Division Honor Guard, and Stella McKnight backed up by the 101st Airborne Division band sang the national anthem. The Rev. Jodi McCullah the Executive Director of Soldiers and Families Embraced gave the Invocation.

Col. Karen M. Darnell gives the Memorial Day address at the 2014 Montgomery County Memorial Day Ceremony

Col. Karen M. Darnell gives the Memorial Day address at the 2014 Montgomery County Memorial Day Ceremony

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Soldiers And Families Embraced (SAFE) begin holding Wednesday info meetings on Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury

 

SAFE - Soldiers and Families EmbracedClarksville, TN – SAFE: Soldiers And Families Embraced announces a free, weekly informational group for those living with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on Wednesdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm at New Providence United Methodist Church, 1317 Fort Campbell Boulevard. Childcare is provided. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Ted Crozier receives SAFE Community Heroes Award

 

SAFE - Soldiers and Families EmbracedClarksville, TN – On Wednesday, November 13th, 2013, SAFE: Soldiers and Families Embraced presented Col. (R) Ted Crozier, US Army, with the inaugural SAFE Community Heroes Award to recognize Col. Crozier’s passionate work for Soldiers, veterans and family members.

The award was the Inaugural Community Heroes Award and will in years to come awarded by SAFE to honor those who work tirelessly for our military, veterans and their families.

Ted Crozier receives SAFE Community Heroes Award

Ted Crozier receives SAFE Community Heroes Award

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Fort Campbell War Garden Project receives grant from The Home Depot Foundation

 

Fort Campbell War Garden ProjectSoldiers And Families Embraced - S.A.F.E. - SAFEFort Campbell, KY – During The Home Depot Foundation’s 3nd annual Celebration of Service campaign that runs from September 11th to Veterans Day, The Home Depot associates are completing projects to transform the homes and lives of veterans across the country.

During these two months, their associates will complete more than 350 service projects to benefit veterans and their families.

Volunteers working on the Greenhouse for the War Garden Project at Fort Campbell, KY.

Volunteers working on the Greenhouse for the War Garden Project at Fort Campbell, KY.

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Support for a Clarksville Vet Center Needed

 

Rep Joe Pitts enlists community letters of support for a proposed Vet Center

The Seal of the State of TennesseeClarksville, TN – State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) is asking the greater Clarksville-Montgomery County community to write letters of support for a proposed Clarksville Vet Center. 

In 1979 Congress passed the Readjustment Counseling Service law to create Vet Centers. Vet Centers serve veterans and their family members by providing professional readjustment counseling, outreach to special populations, brokering services with community agencies, and providing a key access link between the veteran and other services in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  There are now a total of 224 Vet Centers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Guam. «Read the rest of this article»

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