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American Red Cross Holiday Campaign Urges Public to Give Something that Means Something

 

People can donate money, holiday cards or time

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – The American Red Cross has launched its holiday campaign and urged people to give hope to those in need by giving something meaningful during the upcoming holiday season.

“Make this holiday season truly meaningful by supporting the Red Cross Holiday Campaign and helping a victim of disaster or by remembering a member of the Armed Forces who is far from home,” said  Julie Campos, Chapter Executive for the American Red Cross, Two Rivers Chapter. «Read the rest of this article»

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2013 Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade

 

Clarksville, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County gathered together in front of the Montgomery County Courthouse yesterday to honor our veterans, as well as those who are still serving their country.

ilitary service is one of the highest forms of patriotism and with our close proximity to the Fort Campbell Army post Clarksville-Montgomery County is home to a significant veteran population. They are part of the fabric of our community.

Honoring our Veterans

Honoring our Veterans

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IRS Offers Special Tax Benefits for Armed Forces Personnel

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – If you’re a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, the IRS wants you to know about the many tax benefits that may apply to you.

Special tax rules apply to military members on active duty, including those serving in combat zones.

These rules can help lower your federal taxes and make it easier to file your tax return.

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts’ Legislative Update, June 7th 2013

 

Final update detailing the first session of the 108th General Assembly

Food, Clothing, and Hygiene Drive to support the Austin Peay State University Food Pantry

Tennessee State Representative - House District 67Nashville, TN – House Bill 32, License Plates for our Veterans and Active Duty Military.

House Bill 32, sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) will make some changes, effective July 1st, 2014, to the issuance of license plates to our active duty military and veterans who receive honors and awards such as the Purple Heart, Silver Star, Air Medal, and Medal of Honor.

The most substantial change is moving the Air Medal plates to the category of military cultural license plates.  This category also contains other license plates such as the Silver Star and Bronze Star.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Memorial Day: The Spirits of the Healing Wall

 

Written by A.J. Perrone
U.S. Army Tunnel Rat “Vietnam”

Memorial DayClarksville, TN – Once again we are gathered at this wall as we have been for several years, to offer our respect and prayers for those whose names are written upon it.

Many see this wall as a “thing” made by someone to be brought out each year, displayed, and then put away in some dusty place, to await the next time it is to be put on display.

This wall is, in fact, a man-made object, but it is not just a thing. It is much much more. This wall represents the very hearts, souls, and spirits of those who are named upon it.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

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Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” Memorial Day Message

 

2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeMemorial DayFort Campbell, KY – To the Fallen Heroes of our Armed Forces on this Memorial Day, May 27th, 2013:

Some were seasoned veterans and some were hardly more than boys and girls with the deepest joys of life before them. They risked everything for faith and belief; loyalty and love.

Memorial Day. (2nd Brigade Combat Team)

Memorial Day. (2nd Brigade Combat Team)

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Memorial Day a Time to Remember Our Fallen Heroes

 

Memorial DayClarksville, TN – Memorial Day is a federal holiday that occurs every year on the final Monday of May. It is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Established as Decoration Day in 1868, this day was set aside to commemorate the soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS says Military Personnel and their Families can get Free Tax Help

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – Military members and their spouses may be eligible to receive free tax return preparation assistance.

The IRS and U.S. Armed Forces partner in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which provides free tax advice, tax preparation, return filing and other tax assistance to military members and their families. «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS says the Earned Income Tax Credit is a Valuable Tax Credit

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a financial boost for workers earning $50,270 or less in 2012. But this valuable credit is overlooked by some filers who could be claiming it.

Here are the top 10 things the IRS wants you to know about EITC, which has been making the lives of working people a little easier for 38 years. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Celebrates 376th Birthday of the National Guard

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Soldiers and Airmen gathered at the Tennessee National Guard Headquarters on December 13th to celebrate and honor the 376th Birthday of the National Guard.

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, held the birthday celebration and cake cutting to remember the long and storied history of the Guard, the oldest component of the Armed forces in the United States.

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, presents Pfc. Zuri Walker with the ceremonial saber to cut the cake celebrating the 376th Birthday of the National Guard. (Photo by: Spc. Sterling Dailey)

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, presents Pfc. Zuri Walker with the ceremonial saber to cut the cake celebrating the 376th Birthday of the National Guard. (Photo by: Spc. Sterling Dailey)

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