Topic: Veterans Day
Written by Joe Pitts
Nashville, TN – House Bill 21, sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) was successful in passing out of the Transportation Sub-Committee. This legislation is known as the Shadow “Shada” Brooke Lowe legislation.
This legislation will allow for families of victims of drunk drivers where the drunk driver was also killed to have a sign erected in their family member’s memory. It is scheduled to be heard in the full Transportation Committee next Tuesday, February 14th.
“When Shada’s mother was notified of its passage, her comment was “Thank the Lord”, Pitts said. The Senate bill, SB 17, is sponsored by Sen. Kerry Roberts, R-Springfield.
Montgomery County, TN – Congratulations to Sherry Pickering for being selected as the Montgomery County recipient for the 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award.
Sherry Pickering currently serves as the executive director for the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition. In this volunteer role, Sherry spends her time advocating on behalf of local veterans, recruiting new coalition members, writing newsletters, scheduling presentation and classes, researching veteran related issues, promoting events and addressing veteran issues.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Association of Realtors® (CAR) hosted their second CAR Gives Back event on Veterans Day, November 11th.
The event gives Clarksville-area Realtors®, with their Affiliate Partners, a chance to repair an area veteran’s house who might not be able to make the improvements on their own.
Clarksville, TN – On Veterans Day, Friday, November 11th, 2016, members of Quilting in Clarksville presented 15 Quilts of Valor to veterans at Clarksville’s Tennessee State Veteran’s Home. The presentation began at 10:00am.
The Veterans home was filled with people there to watch the presentation of the quilts. Some of the people in attendance included: Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts; Members of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Association; Quilting in Clarksville Members: Dawn Wilcox, Jerry Church, Gloria Underwood, Lannette Miller , Roberta Samuels, Kathy Huff, Michelle Roberts; and members of the 101st Airborne Division.
Washington, D.C. – The Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28th, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France officially ended World War I, also known as “The Great War”.
However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11th, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Republican Party released the following statement from Chairman Ryan Haynes in recognition of Veteran’s Day:
“With the excitement of the election concluding this week, it is appropriate we come together as a nation to commemorate those who have ensured we always have peaceful elections–the proud individuals who have served in our Armed Forces.”
Clarksville, 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.
Austin Peay vs. Miami
Friday, November 11th, 2016 | 1:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team raises the curtain on the 2016-17 season with a 1:00pm, Friday afternoon contest against Miami University in the Dunn Center.
Mayor visits School, Senior Citizens Center
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan addressed a patriotic assembly at Rossview Middle School, celebrated military veterans with a proclamation at Clarksville Senior Citizens Center, and attended a breakfast fundraiser for “SAFE: Soldiers and Families Embraced” on Thursday as she helped groups across Clarksville get in the spirit of Veterans Day.
Fort Campbell Directorate of Emergency Services
Fort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Directorate of Emergency Services reports that Fort Campbell’s Gate 3, Gate 6, Angels Gate, and Mabry Gate will be closed for the Veterans Day Holiday/DONSA weekend beginning on Friday, November 11th, 2016 and going through Monday, November 14th, 2016.
All other gates (Gates 1, 4, 7 and 10) will continue their normal hours of operation during the weekend.
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