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Marsha Blackburn: This Week From Washington – July 8th, 2018

 

Congressman Marsha Blackburn

7th District of Tennessee

U.S. CongressWashington, D.C. – This week, Americans from all walks of life gathered across the nation to celebrate our country and its Independence. Just 242 years ago, patriots throughout America’s thirteen original colonies convened at the Second Continental Congress and declared our country’s independence from Great Britain.

This unprecedented acknowledgment of our God-given rights through the Declaration of Independence laid the foundation for the great nation we inhabit today; one that guarantees one’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads Opens in July

 

Tennessee Department of Veterans Services

Tennessee Department of Veterans ServicesNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves announced the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads will begin accepting online-pre registrations for burial beginning immediately. The cemetery will opened Friday, July 6th, 2018.

The 132-acre cemetery is located at 693 Wildersville Road and will serve more than 45,000 veterans and their families within 17 counties in West Tennessee.

Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads Graphic

Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads Graphic

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Montgomery County Animal Care and Control Partners with Pets for Patriots Companion Pet Adoption Program

 

Montgomery County Animal Care and Control

Montgomery County Animal Care and ControlMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Animal Care and Control has partnered with Pets for Patriots Companion Pet Adoption Program for Military Veterans, a nonprofit that saves lives of person and pet through companion pet adoption for United States military veterans.

Working with Pets for Patriots, Montgomery County Animal Care and Control gives local veterans, active duty military members and their families the gift of unconditional love while providing the most overlooked dogs and cats a second chance at life.

Montgomery County Animal Care and Control Partners with nationwide charity to give shelter dogs and cats a second chance at life with veterans and military personnel.

Montgomery County Animal Care and Control Partners with nationwide charity to give shelter dogs and cats a second chance at life with veterans and military personnel.

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City of Clarksville wins 2018 City Livability Award

 

City of Clarksville

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville has earned recognition in the 2018 City Livability Awards Program during the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 86th Annual Meeting in Boston,MA.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and the City received an award Saturday for its Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Education and Employment Initiative, which assists soldiers separating from service early because of illness or injury with education and training to help them find jobs as they transition into civilian life.

Susan Moulton, left, with Waste Management Inc., presented a City Livability Award to Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and Chief of Staff Heather Fleming during the U.S.Conference of Mayors annual conference Saturday.

Susan Moulton, left, with Waste Management Inc., presented a City Livability Award to Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and Chief of Staff Heather Fleming during the U.S.Conference of Mayors annual conference Saturday.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County holds 2018 Memorial Day Ceremony

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County annual Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial DayClarksville, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at William O. Beach Civic Hall, Monday, with Guest Speaker Major (Ret,) Bill Summers, U.S. Air Force.

Hundreds of people filled the room to honor America’s fallen soldiers, both known and unknown, as local leaders took turns at the podium sharing their thoughts on the meaning of the heroic sacrifice so many have made for this country, and the impact that sacrifice has had on us all.

Clarksville-Montgomery County hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the William O. Beach Civic Center.

Clarksville-Montgomery County hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the William O. Beach Civic Center.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan’s 2018 Memorial Day Message

 

City of Clarksville Honors, Remembers Those Who Passed

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – On Memorial Day, we commemorate each and every man and woman who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. For me, Memorial Day is a day of honoring and remembering.

More than a million U.S. heroes had their lives cut short while fighting in wars since the American Revolution. Regardless of the place or the war fought, the purity of their sacrifice is without question. Young men and women lost their lives in order to make the freedom of others possible.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Clarksville to hold 4th Annual Welcome Home Veterans Celebration

 

New in 2018: Lee Greenwood, Remembering our Fallen, Hero Breakfast, & Valor Run

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Clarksville, Tennessee is a community that appreciates veterans. The city borders the Fort Campbell Army Post, so appreciating military service is simply the way of life for both residents and businesses.

Beyond the ingrained respect that happens daily, this community publicly shows its support annually–in a big way–with a five-day Welcome Home Veterans Celebration.

The Clarksville Welcome Home Veterans Celebration will be held September 12th-16th, 2018.

The Clarksville Welcome Home Veterans Celebration will be held September 12th-16th, 2018.

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101st Airborne Division invites community to help celebrate Anniversary of “Hamburger Hill” with 31.87 mile race, Memorial Ceremony

 

101st Airborne Division

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Third Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will honor the 49th Anniversary of the historic Dong Ap Bia or “Hamburger Hill” battle in Vietnam, May 15th-17th, 2018.

The kick-off event will be a 31.87-mile walk / run / road march competition featuring Soldiers, Veterans, and community members. All members of the public are invited to attend and participate in the race and the finish-line party.

49th Anniversary of “Hamburger Hill” memorial ceremony kicks off May 15th with Iron Warrior Challenge, a 31.87 Mile race on foot.

49th Anniversary of “Hamburger Hill” memorial ceremony kicks off May 15th with Iron Warrior Challenge, a 31.87 Mile race on foot.

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Austin Peay State University to unveil new Veterans Upward Bound Office during kick-off event May 15th

 

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this year, Austin Peay State University received a five-year, $1.3 million U.S. Department of Education TRiO grant to help military veterans earn a college degree, and at 2:00pm on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 the University will unveil the new Veterans Upward Bound Office and staff.

Austin Peay State University's new Veterans Upward Bound Office to be unveiled May 15th.

Austin Peay State University’s new Veterans Upward Bound Office to be unveiled May 15th.

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Tennessee State Representative Jay Reedy to speak at Austin Peay State University Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony May 2nd

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Jay Reedy, a U.S. Army veteran and Austin Peay State University alumnus, will be the guest speaker at APSU’s Spring 2018 Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony and Coin Presentation next week.

The ceremony, set for 5:00pm on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 in the Morgan University Center Ballroom, honors Austin Peay’s graduating students who are either veterans, National Guard, reservists or active-duty military personnel.

APSU Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony to be held Wednesday, May 2nd.

APSU Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony to be held Wednesday, May 2nd.

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