Nashville, TN – The 2016 session of the 109th General Assembly reconvened on Capitol Hill this week to begin work on a number of important issues facing Tennessee. I was pleased to officially be named as Chairman of the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee.
On Monday, the Brig. Gen. Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Governor Bill Haslam. This project was years in the making, and I am pleased that it is finally opened to serve our veterans.
Clarksville, TN – The Aurora Foundation, a national non-profit that helps veterans earn a college education, recently awarded Austin Peay State University with a $5,000 grant to continue its Green Zone Program.
The University’s Military Student Center began the Green Zone initiative in July to train APSU faculty and staff on the issues facing veteran and military-affiliated students.
Clarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) would like to congratulate David Cox for earning Reserve Deputy of the Year, Bryan Green for earning Patrol Deputy of the Year, and Randy Pulley for 30 Years of Outstanding Service as a Reserve Deputy.
Bryan Green has been with the Sheriff’s Office since 2010. He worked as a Reserve Deputy for 4 years before being hired full time. A military veteran, originally from Ohio, Green now serves as a School Resource Officer for Minglewood Elementary School and Ringgold Elementary School.
Cunningham, TN – The Montgomery Central Elementary School gave salute our Military in honor of Veteran’s Day on Wednesday, November 10th, with their annual “Veteran’s Day Celebration” program. Students kindergarden through 5th grade participated in the event with group performances as well as grade level performances.
The program began at 9:00am in the MCES gymnasium. Several area veterans and current members of the Armed Services were on hand to be honored. There was a large turn out for the event with people standing along the walls to hear children paying their respects to our veterans.
Clarksville, TN – The artistic talents of Austin Peay State University military-affiliated students will be on display as part of a special exhibit, titled “Showcasing Our Veterans.”
The exhibit, now in its second year, is set for November 12th from 10:00am – 2:00pm in the APSU Morgan University Center lobby, and features works of art by APSU students and faculty who have served in the military.
Written by Army Staff Sgt. Tina Villalobos
Hohenfels, Germany – Although World War I officially ended June 28th, 1919, the fighting had stopped several months earlier, when “an armistice … between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.”
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11th as Armistice Day, according to the Veterans Administration. Through legislation passed June 1st, 1954, Nov. 11 became Veterans Day — a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
Since the 9/11 attacks against America, many U.S. service members have become seasoned warriors, some with multiple deployments under their belts. Many troops have chosen to continue their service in the military.
Five Military Veteran State Employees Honored for Exemplary Service
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam today joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Colonel Jimmie Cole from the Tennessee Military Department to recognize five veteran state employees and more than 506,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras.
The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza in downtown Nashville.
“It’s an honor to celebrate these veterans and the contributions they make to state government,” Haslam said. “There are nearly 3,000 veterans working for the state, and we are grateful for their military service and their service to Tennessee.”
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has been listed by Military Times in its Best For Vets: Colleges 2016 rankings. APSU is one of only two universities in Tennessee to make the annual list of 125 four-year colleges.
In their sixth year, the rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ annual survey, the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement.
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Clarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University football team hosts Southeast Missouri for Saturday’s regular-season finale, it will do so in front of a host of our military friends from Fort Campbell, and Austin Peay’s northern neighbors will be heavily involved in the day’s festivities.
O’Charley’s restaurants offer free $9.99er meals to veterans on Monday, November 9th leading up to 150th Veteran Celebration
Nashville, TN – O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar locations throughout Clarksville will offer free $9.99er meals to veterans on Monday, November 9th.
All veterans who show their military ID can choose from one of nine $9.99er meals including O’Charley’s Famous Chicken Tenders & Twisted Chips, Bayou Shrimp Pasta and Chicken Fried Steak, among other meals. Restaurant participation may vary by location.
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