Topic: World War I
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 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 – Theand 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.
Written by Kim Holien
Arlington, VA – While many Americans know December 7th, 2012, as the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, few are familiar with the role General George Patton played in foreshadowing it.
The Japanese Empire had been on the move in the Orient since its defeat of Russia in 1904 at Port Arthur, Manchuria. Next came the conquest of Korea, to be followed in World War I by the annexation of most of the German colonies in the Pacific; the Carolines, Gilberts, Marianas island groups, plus the German colony on the Chinese coast at Tsaingtao.
APSU Music Department’s 3rd annual Holiday Dinner featuring Austin Peay Choral performance December 1st
Clarksville, TN – In the summer of 2010, Dr. Korre Foster,assistant professor of music, traveled to the eastern European country of Latvia in search of choral music. He went on this journey after meeting Baiba Kelley, a local woman of Latvian descent who yearned to again hear the music of her native country.
Home Depot and Campbell Crossing provides funding and land for a Community Garden
Fort Campbell, KY – Victory Gardens, also known as War Gardens, were planted during World War I and World War II to help with the decreasing food supply. The Gardens were planted in backyards, alleys and vacant ots to help serve the need for food production and also provide a sense of pride for those family members who stayed at home.
The Screaming Eagle Foundation, in support of the War Garden Project, received a $10,500 grant from the Home Depot Foundation to implement a community garden and greenhouse that will be made available to the military community. The War Garden Project (WPG) is a project that brings gardening to military communities. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy 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 five veteran state employees and half a million Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras. The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza in downtown Nashville.
Sergeant Frank C. Bell, Jr., began his military career in the United States Army in December 1952. He is currently a member of the administrative staff of the Division of State Audit and is recognized for his military service to our country and impressive 47-year career with the State of Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»
Event Will Help Commemorate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary
Nashville, TN – The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary, and to help commemorate this important milestone, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park will host its annual Tennessee’s History Festival October 19th-20th.
With a focus on Tennessee’s 216 years of statehood, the event blends education and entertainment, allowing school groups and families to experience day-to-day soldier life in history. In year’s past, the festival has drawn more than 6,000 visitors to the park.
“We are very excited to celebrate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary this year,” said Park Manager Mike Cole. “Tennessee’s History Festival offers something for the entire family and all age groups.” «Read the rest of this article»
Mothers Who Have Lost a Child Serving on Active Duty Remembered on September 30th
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and state Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder announced September 30th, 2012 as Gold Star Mother’s Day.
On June 4th, 1928, the members of a group led by Grace Darling Seibold of Washington, D.C., established American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. to provide support for mothers in the United States who lost sons or daughters in World War I. «Read the rest of this article»
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