Nashville, TN – Despite erasing a two-run deficit late in the game, the Nashville Sounds lost 7-4 to the Albuquerque Isotopes on Memorial Day at Greer Stadium. The loss gives Albuquerque the 3-1 series win.
After the Sounds tied it up 4-4 in the seventh, the visiting team quickly recaptured the lead with a three-run double from Alfredo Amezaga in the top of the ninth. Albuquerque used a fielder’s choice and two hits off reliever Tim Dillard (0-1) to set the table for Amezaga’s game-winning hit.
Written by Eagle 6
101st Airborne Division
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – On Memorial Day, tradition dictates that the Stars and Stripes are raised briskly against the wind to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the position of half-staff, where it remains only until noon.
It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.
Written by A.J. Perrone
Clarksville, TN – Once again we are gathered at this wall as we have been for several years, to offer our respect and prayers for those whose names are written upon it.
Many see this wall as a “thing” made by someone to be brought out each year, displayed, and then put away in some dusty place, to await the next time it is to be put on display.
This wall is, in fact, a man-made object, but it is not just a thing. It is much much more. This wall represents the very hearts, souls, and spirits of those who are named upon it.
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division
Fort Campbell, KY – To the Fallen Heroes of our Armed Forces on this Memorial Day, May 27th, 2013:
Some were seasoned veterans and some were hardly more than boys and girls with the deepest joys of life before them. They risked everything for faith and belief; loyalty and love.
Clarksville, TN – I want to wish a safe and peaceful Memorial Day Holiday to all. As you join friends and family this holiday and relax in this beautiful weather, take a moment to reflect on those who sacrificed so much in the service of our country to provide a gift that we sometimes take for granted.
That gift being the freedom we live in and experience every day. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – In a year of record-setting achievements, Austin Peay State University’s baseball team achieved another first on May 27th, as it earned an Ohio Valley Conference all-time best No. 2-seed in the Bloomington, IN Regional Tournament and will face Southeastern Conference member University of Florida on May 31st, 1:00pm, at Bart Kaufman Field on the campus of the Indiana University.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Governors Baseball is the #2 seed at the Bloomington Regional of the NCAA Tournament hosted by Indiana. They will play #3 seed Florida in the first round Friday, May 31st at 1:00pm.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Leads Joint Effort Aimed at Promoting Use of Fully Developed Claims
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and The American Legion recently announced a new partnership to help reduce the compensation claims backlog for Veterans. The effort—the Fully Developed Claims (FDC) Community of Practice—is a key part of VA’s overall transformation plan to end the backlog in 2015 and process claims within 125 days at 98% accuracy. VA can process FDCs in half the time it takes for a traditionally filed claim.
“VA prides itself on our ongoing partnership with organizations that represent Veterans throughout the claims process,” said Undersecretary for Benefits Allison A. Hickey. “A Fully Developed Claim is the most effective way to ensure a Veteran’s claim never reaches the backlog—and is the basis for this new initiative between VA and what we expect will be an ever-increasing number of Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) and others who represent Veterans at various points of the claims process. ” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Memorial Day is a federal holiday that occurs every year on the final Monday of May. It is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Established as Decoration Day in 1868, this day was set aside to commemorate the soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. «Read the rest of this article»
Jekyll Island, GA – Once almost exclusively a staple of Southern cuisine, grits have made their way from the family breakfast table to the lunch and dinner menus of some of the nation’s finest restaurants.
“For generations, grits have provided daily nourishment through good times and bad -but almost exclusively served in the deep South,” said Linda Carman, baking expert for Martha White®, the makers of Jim Dandy® Grits. “Now, thanks in large part to young creative lowcountry chefs who appreciate their culinary roots, grits have become trendy across the country and served for breakfast, lunch and dinner.”
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