Topic: Veterans Day Parade
Clarksville, TN – When I woke up this morning, I had forgotten that the Veteran’s Day parade was being held today. You see, I teach beginning digital photography for the Community School of the Arts (CSA) on Saturday mornings, and as I was nearing Austin Peay, I saw that 8th Street and College Streets were blocked and still didn’t realize what was going on. I had to detour to get to my class and so did all of my students.
When we got to the classroom we discussed the parade and what a fabulous learning experience it would be for the class. Everyone grabbed their cameras and to the parade we went. All we had to do was walk outside the classroom and we were at the parade with a perfect spot to watch.
Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade will take place on Saturday, November 10th, with pre-parade ceremonies set for 9:00am in front of the historic courthouse (south side) on Third Street in downtown Clarksville.
Guest speaker is Colonel Jimmy Blackmon, incoming Brigade Commander for the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade. There will also be remarks by Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers and Clarksville City Mayor Pro tem Geno Grubbs.
Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
Hopkinsville, KY – World War II baseball caps, Vietnam POW vests and Dessert Combat Uniforms filled the streets of downtown Hopkinsville, November 5th, for a parade to honor those who served their nation. Leading the parade were some of the men and women, who a few months ago were on the front lines of the War on Terror in southern Afghanistan, the Strike Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
“It’s very important for us to be here today and the mission we just did in Afghanistan, confirms that importance,” said Sgt. 1st Class Norris Kennedy, the one who organized Strike’s representation in the parade. “You’re also honoring the warriors who preceded you and they need to know that we appreciate them.”
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade will take place on Saturday, November 5th, with pre-parade ceremonies set for 9:00am at 1 Public Square in downtown Clarksville. Guest speaker is Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Hubert G. Smith, who served 35 years on active duty, with remarks by County Mayor Carolyn Bowers and City Mayor Kim McMillan.
This year’s parade theme is “Saluting Special Forces and Wounded Warrior Veterans.” «Read the rest of this article»
APSU Sports: Men’s Football
Clarksville, TN – With another exciting season offootball on the cusp, the athletics department is pleased to announce a lineup of promotions set for the 2011 home schedule, which includes free money for student organization tailgates and a bolstered Military Appreciation Day.
Tailgate Alley looks to continue its growth as a prime location to prepare for each Governors game day. Tailgate reservations, which are free and open to the public, can be made by visiting www.APSU.edu/Tailgate. The first 10 student organizations to reserve a tailgate spot during the week of a game, will earn $50.00 from the athletics department to be used towards their tailgate. Student organizations must check in on game day in order to be eligible.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade will take place on Saturday, November 6th, with pre-parade ceremonies set for 9:00am at 1 Public Square in downtown Clarksville.
This year’s parade theme is “Honoring all who served,” a tribute to veterans past and present.
The parade will begin at 10:00am at the corner of N. Eighth and College Streets, next to the Sundquist Science Building at, with the reviewing stand at Public Square in front of City Hall.
A Veterans Day breakfast, 7:30am at the Morgan University Center at APSU, will kick off the day’s celebration.
For more information, contact the Veterans Service Organization at 931-553-5173.
This editorial was co-written by Bill Larson and Tim Cash, and contains a gallery of images from the 2009 Veterans Day parade.
America has long had a fascination with Heroes: cowboys wearing a ten gallon hat and riding a white stallion, a firefighter rescuing someone from a building engulfed in flames, the Sheriff putting dangerous criminals behind bars, the athlete, the underdog overcoming impossible odds, and of course the special kind of person that volunteers to serve our great Country.
Becoming a Soldier is a choice that involves sacrifices. The sacrifice of knowing you may be required to leave your family, loved ones, and the comforts of home on a moments notice. The sacrifice of knowing that the time spent away from your loved one’s can never be reclaimed. The sacrifice of knowing that there is always the possibility that you may not make it back. The choice to become a soldier is never an easy one.«Read the rest of this article»
This year the parade theme is “Honoring all who served,” a tribute to veterans past and present. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of N. Eighth and College Streets, next to the Sundquist Science Building at, with the reviewing stand at Public Square in front of City Hall. The deadline for parade entries is Wednesday, Oct. 28.
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