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2020 Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade set for November 7th

 

Montgomery County Veterans Service OrganizationMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade will take place on Saturday, November 7th, with pre-parade ceremonies set for 9:00am in front of the historic courthouse (south side) on Third Street in Downtown Clarksville.

The keynote speaker is US Army retired Major General Walt Lord, who now serves as Vice President, Government Division, at FileBank Inc.

Clarksville-Montgomery County annual Veterans Day Parade.

Clarksville-Montgomery County annual Veterans Day Parade.

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Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization Breaks Record, Extends Hours of Operation

 

Montgomery County Veterans Service OrganizationMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization (VSO) had the largest single-year increase in recorded history for the state of Tennessee for 2019.

According to the Veterans Administration statistics for 2019, Montgomery County has 36,873 veterans with an annual economic impact from Veterans Administration (VA) compensations to Montgomery County veterans of $387,781,000 an increase of $64,400,000 from 2018.

Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization Assistant Director Stacey Hopwood (left) helping a veteran.

Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization Assistant Director Stacey Hopwood (left) helping a veteran.

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Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization hold ribbon cutting event to open New Office Space

 

Montgomery County Veterans Service OrganizationMontgomery County, TN – On Monday, July 6th, 2020, the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization (VSO) celebrated the opening of their new office space with a ribbon-cutting at Veterans Plaza.

“When I began this job, Mayor Durrett gave me two directives. One was for the VSO to have greater visibility in the community and the other was to reduce the amount of time it took to serve our veterans,” said stated Montgomery County VSO Director Andrew Kester.

Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held Monday to celebrate the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization opening New Office Space.

Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held Monday to celebrate the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization opening New Office Space.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade joins with APSU Homecoming Parade for one spectacular event

 

Montgomery County Veterans Service OrganizationClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s 2019 Veterans Day Parade was even bigger than usual as it was merged with the Austin Peay State University (APSU) annual Homecoming Parade, an occurrence that happens once every five years.

Thousands, who gathered on the streets of Downtown Clarksville Saturday morning to celebrate, were treated to approximately 150 parade entries, ranging from APSU’s Homecoming Court to Veterans groups, First Responders, marching band and more.

Clarksville celebrates APSU's Homecoming and Veterans Day with a parade through the streets of downtown.

Clarksville celebrates APSU’s Homecoming and Veterans Day with a parade through the streets of downtown.

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Clarksville Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade set for November 9th

 

Montgomery County Veterans Service OrganizationMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade will take place on Saturday, November 9th, with pre-parade ceremonies set for 9:00am in front of the historic courthouse (south side) on Third Street in Downtown Clarksville.

The keynote speaker is U.S. Army retired Colonel Rob Salome, who now serves as the Director of Strategy and Leadership Development for Solutions 21, a nationwide consulting firm.

2019 Clarksville Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade to be held Saturday, November 9th.

2019 Clarksville Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade to be held Saturday, November 9th.

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Austin Peay State University gets visit from Senator Marsha Blackburn, congratulates Military, Veteran graduates

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On August 7th, 2019, Austin Peay State University (APSU) got a surprise visit from U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn to congratulate the University’s graduating military and veteran students.

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn attends Austin Peay State University's Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony. (APSU)

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn attends Austin Peay State University’s Military and Veteran Graduate Recognition Ceremony. (APSU)

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Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization Celebrates 75 Years of Serving Military Veterans

 

Montgomery County Veterans Service OrganizationMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization (VSO) is celebrating its 75th year of serving military veterans primarily in Clarksville-Montgomery County.

To commemorate this significant achievement, the VSO is hosting a celebration on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Veterans Plaza located at 350 Pageant Lane in Clarksville.

Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization Celebrates 75 Years of Serving Military Veterans on August 24th.

Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization Celebrates 75 Years of Serving Military Veterans on August 24th.

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Montgomery County Commission selects Andrew Kester as New Director for the Veterans Service Organization

 

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Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Andrew Kester has been approved as the Director of the Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization (VSO). Although Kester was selected for the position on February 5th, 2019 the process requires approval by the County Commission.

Kester was approved by the County Commissioners at tonight’s formal county commission meeting. He will begin leading the VSO on February 19th.

Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization (VSO) director Andrew Kester

Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization (VSO) director Andrew Kester

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