Topic: World War I
Clarksville, TN – The Friends of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library will be presenting speaker John Schuler on Monday, December 2nd at noon at the library.
The 100th anniversary of the start of World War I will be marked in 2014, and this presentation is in celebration of that milestone. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28th, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France.
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.”
Veterans Day Event Also Pays Tribute to More Than 525,000 Tennessee Veterans
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston of the Tennessee Military Department today to recognize four veteran state employees and more than 525,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras.
The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza in downtown Nashville. «Read the rest of this article»
Fort Campbell, KY – During The Home Depot Foundation’s 3nd annual Celebration of Service campaign that runs from September 11th to Veterans Day, The Home Depot associates are completing projects to transform the homes and lives of veterans across the country.
During these two months, their associates will complete more than 350 service projects to benefit veterans and their families.
Clarksville, TN – After failing to play a Southeastern Conference opponent in its first 76 seasons of football existence, Austin Peay will play its second in as many weeks when the Governors travel down the road to Nashville, 6:30pm, Saturday, to play Vanderbilt in Vanderbilt Stadium.
New law affects WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam War Veterans
Nashville, TN – The Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs, Many-Bears Grinder and the Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman will be presenting a high school diploma to Korean War Veteran, William Milton Duncan Wednesday, June 19th at 10:30am in the Senate Library in the State Capitol.
Mr. Duncan was drafted in 1951 and began serving in the United States Army during the Korean War. Due to his military service, Mr. Duncan left high school a few days before completing requirements for his diploma. «Read the rest of this article»
From the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, D.C. – On May 5th, 1868, Three years after the Civil War ended, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30th. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.
The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
House Bill 1117/Senate Bill 1200 Adding Offenses To the Victims Compensation Fund
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts from House District 67 generously takes the time to provides the readers of Clarksville Online with updates on issues which are currently on the legislative agenda for the Tennessee House of Representatives which may be of interest to the residents of Clarksville-Montgomery County.
Clarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.
In the month of March, the Museum will feature Reflective: Women Painting Women, Trousseau, The Vision of Herbert Baggett, Let’s Find: Birds, Sunday Family Fun: A Hare-Raising Afternoon and so much more.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Duncan Brennan
Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan – For Spc. Jennifer Benevente, an avionics repair specialist with D Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, serving in the military is something that has been in her family.
Even with a family history of military service, it was a series of events that nudged her toward the military.
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