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Vanderbilt recognizes 101st Airborne Division Soldiers in Veterans Day Salute to Service

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionNashville, TN – Vanderbilt University opened their stadium, November 11th, 2017 to give active duty soldiers and their families the opportunity to experience college football as part of the school’s Veterans Day Salute to Service.

Among them were nearly 50 soldiers from 101st Airborne Division Artillery who were invited to carry out and unfurl a replica of the U.S. Flag during the pre-game ceremony honoring the nation. The large replica flag was the shape of the continental United States of America.

The Commodore Marching Band fanned out across the field after the National Anthem, and the soldiers lined up at the end of the stadium to form a tunnel and cheer the Vanderbilt football players as they ran onto the field.

Lt. Col. Hugh Sollom, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jonathan Simmons, commander and command sergeant major, respectively, of the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery, take in the University of Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt University football game, at VU, Nov. 11. Vanderbilt opened their stadium for active duty soldiers and their family members in recognition of Veterans Day. (Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Lt. Col. Hugh Sollom, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jonathan Simmons, commander and command sergeant major, respectively, of the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery, take in the University of Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt University football game, at VU, Nov. 11. Vanderbilt opened their stadium for active duty soldiers and their family members in recognition of Veterans Day. (Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Hundreds line streets for Clarksville-Montgomery County’s annual Veterans Day Parade

 

Montgomery County Veterans Service OrganizationMontgomery County, TN – Dozens of entries in Clarksville-Montgomery County’s annual Veterans Day Parade made their way through the streets of downtown Saturday, as hundreds lined up along the route to show respect and appreciation for our community’s veterans.

A pre-parade presentation on the steps of the courthouse featured speeches by Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, and Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, as well as the keynote speech by this year’s Parade Grand Marshall CW3 John Clement, U.S. Army Ret.

A huge turnout for Clarksville's annual Veterans Day Parade Saturday.

A huge turnout for Clarksville’s annual Veterans Day Parade Saturday.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Recognizes Six Tennessee Veterans

 

Six Military Veteran State Employees Honored for Exemplary Service

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston from the Tennessee Military Department to recognize six veteran state employees and more than 474,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras. 

The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza in downtown Nashville.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan’s 2017 Veterans Day Message

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – I’m honored to serve as Mayor of the City of Clarksville, the home of Fort Campbell and a large number of military veterans.

On Veterans Day, we honor all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and their family members. We take time to remember their dedicated service and the sacrifices they have made.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Austin Peay State University honors Military and Veterans during month of November

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU), one of the state’s leading providers of higher education to military-connected students and their families, has a long history of supporting veterans on campus and within the community.

This month, in recognition of Veterans Day, the University is hosting several events in honor of the men and women who have served this country.

Austin Peay State University honors Military and Veterans during month of November

Austin Peay State University honors Military and Veterans during month of November

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day

 

Written by Mark Rankin
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve-component Service members, and their families at the more than 2,200 Corps of Engineers-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11th, 2017.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers honors the significant contributions made by American service members, their families, and their loved ones.

The Nashville District has 10 lakes with 4, 607 miles of shoreline and 424,629 acres of land and water.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve-component Service members, and their families at the more than 2,200 Corps of Engineers-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11th, 2017.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve-component Service members, and their families at the more than 2,200 Corps of Engineers-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11th, 2017.

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Dunbar Cave State Park to hold Veterans Day Hike, November 11th

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – On Saturday, November 11th, 2017, Dunbar Cave State Park will hold a Veterans Day Hike.

Get outside and join us on Veterans’ Day for a 2 mile hike on our Recovery Trail. Wear good walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

This is a free program but please register in advance.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

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Land Between the Lakes to Honor Veterans November 10th-12th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area joins all federal agencies in honoring veterans this Veteran’s Day weekend, Friday-Sunday, November 10th-12th, 2017 with free admission.

“This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to active duty military, veterans, and their family who visit Land Between the Lakes,” says Jeff Laird, Customer Service Manager. “We appreciate the service and sacrifices made by all members of our military across the country.”

Veterans Honored at Land Between the Lakes with free admission November 10th-12th.

Veterans Honored at Land Between the Lakes with free admission November 10th-12th.

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O’Charley’s Announces Second Annual Partnership with The Folded Flag Foundation

 

O’Charley’sNashville, TN – O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar, the classic American restaurant with locations across 17 states, has announced a second annual partnership with The Folded Flag Foundation, an organization that provides scholarships and educational support grants to families of fallen soldiers.

After a successful inaugural initiative, the 200+ restaurants have committed to raising money for the United States military and their families again by providing a $5.00 O’Charley’s voucher to guests who donate $5.00 to the Folded Flag Foundation on their individual bills now through Sunday, October 29th.

Now Through October 29th, O’Charley’s Guests Can Donate to Aid the Families of Fallen Soldiers

Now Through October 29th, O’Charley’s Guests Can Donate to Aid the Families of Fallen Soldiers

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library to hold fall concert featuring Cumberland Winds Concert Band Saturday

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – The Cumberland Winds Concert Band will bring its fall concert to the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library on Saturday, October 28th at 1:00pm. The concert will be held in the atrium of the library.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a fun hour of live music for the whole family! Musical selections will include a wide variety of Americana and patriotic songs with Veteran’s Day so close.

The Cumberland Winds Concert Band.

The Cumberland Winds Concert Band.

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