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A Look at the Labor Day’s History

 

Labor DayWashington, D.C. – The first Monday in September, Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

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Clarksville’s L.E.A.P. Organization Plans Youth Excursion to New York City

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – L.E.A.P. organization is planning their next youth excursion to see the bright lights and big city of New York. The purpose of this trip is to provide entertainment combined with education and exposure to places and events for participating L.E.A.P. youth.

It will be a whirlwind trip scheduled from July 8th, 2015 to July 12th, 2015.

L.E.A.P, which stands for Leadership, Enlightenment, Academic Achievement, and Perseverance, also teaches its members about Outreach, Responsibility, and Growth.

Ground Zero will be one of the locations that the LEAP youth will visit on their trip. (Lois Jones)

Ground Zero will be one of the locations that the LEAP youth will visit on their trip. (Lois Jones)

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American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Reveal New “Life Is Why” Brand Platform

 

Rebranding Represents a Strategic Shift to an Emotional Connection with Consumers

American Stroke Association - American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association unveiled Life Is Why, a new positioning focused on an emotional brand message and a concise answer to the question of why we do what we do.

The message: We believe everyone deserves to live a healthier, longer life. Why? Life. Life is why.

Life Is Why represents a strategic shift in branding for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

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Clarksville’s Planters Bank Hilldale Gallery to host International Photographer Paul Schatzkin’s “Portals of Stone” collection

 

Planters BankClarksville, TN – International Photographer Paul Schatzkin will show several pieces from a collection he’s titled “Portals of Stone” at the Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery on Thursday, August 7th – Wednesday, September 3rd.

As a writer, photographer, musician, artist and entrepreneur, Paul Schatzkin has largely succeeded in his life’s principal aspiration: to flourish outside the corporate American mainstream.

International Photographer Paul Schatzkin

International Photographer Paul Schatzkin

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Former APSU Basketball player Travis Betran signs pro contract with Belgium team

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSULiege, Belgium – Former Austin Peay State University guard Travis Betran has signed a contract to play for the VOO Wolves Verviers-Pepinster in the Basketball League Belgium.

Betran signed his professional contract late Tuesday.

Travis Betran has signed his first pro contract. (APSU Sports Information)

Travis Betran has signed his first pro contract. (APSU Sports Information)

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Twenty Two leading CEOs join the American Heart Association in a Groundbreaking Initiative to Significantly shift the Culture of Health in the Workplace

 

The American Heart Association CEO Roundtable launches with new survey showing American workers overestimate their health—leading to increased risk of heart disease and other serious illness

American Heart AssociationNew York, NY – Only July 8th, Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association (AHA), Henry Kravis, Co-CEO and Co-Chairman of KKR & Co. L.P., Terry Lundgren, Chairman and CEO of Macy’s, Inc., and 19 additional CEOs from some of America’s largest companies announced the formation of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable.

This groundbreaking initiative is designed to create a workplace culture in which healthy choices are the default choices. As part of the announcement, the AHA also released results from a new Nielsen online survey among 2,004 employees1 showing that Americans overestimate their health—putting them at greater risk for heart disease and other serious illness. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade Calm, Cool and Confident

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – On a cool dusty morning, Task Force Lifeliner soldiers conducted weapons qualification training to sharpen their skill sets and maintain unit readiness.

As they began their training, experienced leaders reminded the soldiers of the basics of firing, while at the same time they gave them personal tips and pointers to further assist them.

Sgt. 1st Class Kevin L. Mays, a native of Louisville, Ky., and support operations platoon sergeant with Task Force Lifeliner, fires his M4 carbine rifle during M4 qualification range, Sept. 13, 2013 at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Sgt. 1st Class Kevin L. Mays, a native of Louisville, Ky., and support operations platoon sergeant with Task Force Lifeliner, fires his M4 carbine rifle during M4 qualification range, Sept. 13, 2013 at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s Eagle 6 Patriot’s Day message to the Clarksville Community

 

Written by Maj. Gen. James C. McConville
Commander, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Combined Joint Task Force 101 and Regional Command East, Afghanistan

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionAfghanistan – In Afghanistan, there is a steel beam from the towers of the World Trade Center in New York directly adjacent to the headquarters building of Regional Command – East (RC-East) and Combined Joint Task Force – 101 (CJTF-101). This beam, and the flags of our partner nations standing next to it like the flags in front of the United Nations buildings, is a reminder to every one of us why we are here.

We are here to ensure that our Nation and our global partners’ remain safe from the threat of terrorism and acts of violence by those in the world who would do us harm.

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History of Labor Day

 

2013 Labor Day - U.S. Department of LaborWashington, D.C. – Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

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Clarksville Journalist Scores Hit With New Book, “The Dealers: Then and Now.”

 

Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – Award-winning Clarksville Journalist A.J. Dugger III has written an exciting new book about The Dealers, an unsung funk and R&B band from Memphis, TN. Dugger is passionate about telling the story of the band, which includes his mother and uncles.

The book, titled “The Dealers: Then and Now,” was published on July 19th, 2013.

The Dealers regularly opened for many music legends during the 1970s and ’80s. “Marvin Gaye kissed my mom on the right ear,” said Dugger, who writes for The Tennessee Tribune and The Murfreesboro Post. “There are lots of interesting stories in the book not just about The Dealers, but about many of the music legends they were affiliated with.”

"The Dealers Then and Now" by A.J. Dugger III

“The Dealers Then and Now” by A.J. Dugger III

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