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Fort Campbell to host “Light up the Night” Candlelit Walk, Vigil, September 10th

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH), Fort Campbell Army Community Service and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation will host “Light up the Night”, a candlelight walk and vigil, September 10th at 7:30pm in the hospital’s parking lot, between the A and E buildings.

The event is hosted in conjunction with the Army’s observance of National Suicide Prevention Month.

“We encourage everyone within the community to come out and support the walk,” said 1st Lt. Anthony Priest, BACH social work intern who organized this year’s event. “We will have an array of support at the event if anyone needs to talk or seek help.”

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Fred Holly)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Fred Holly)

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Vietnam Veterans of America held their annual Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday night, May 24th

 

Clarksville, TN – On Sunday, May 25th, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 396 held their annual Candlelight Vigil to remember the men and women who were left behind in Vietnam when American forces withdrew in 1975.

It is a solemn occasion when a nation gathers together to honor its soldiers, those who lived to come home, but even more importantly those who did not.

LTC (Retired) Jose Garcia delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light Vigil.

LTC (Retired) Jose Garcia delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light Vigil.

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Clarksville Area Memorial Day Events

 

Written by the Women Veterans of America Chapter 20

Women Veterans of AmericaClarksville, TN – Three years after the Civil War ended, Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, head of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans, established May 30th as Decoration Day, a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

Gen. Logan’s order for his posts to decorate graves in 1868 “with the choicest flowers of springtime” urged:  “We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. … Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners.  Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.”

Women Veterans of America Chapter 20

Women Veterans of America Chapter 20

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Billboards help in the seach for Tennessee Girl Missing for Ten Years

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has enlisted the help of billboards throughout the Knoxville and Nashville areas in the investigation into the disappearance of Bethany Markowski. Today will mark the 10-year anniversary of her disappearance.  
 
“After 10 years, leads to help further the investigation into Bethany’s disappearance have run thin,” said TBI Director Mark Gwyn.  “We’re hopeful her image on the digital billboards will reignite public interest in the case and spark the attention needed to garner new tips.”

Missing 10 Years - Bethany Markowski

Missing 10 Years - Bethany Markowski

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Gold Star Mother’s Day Candlelight Vigil

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Each year the United States President is requested to issue a proclamation to call on government officials to display the nation’s flag on all government buildings; and to call on people to display the flag and hold appropriate meetings at homes, churches, or other suitable places on Gold Star Mother’s Day to publicly express the love, sorrow, and reverence for those who are Gold Star mothers and for their Families. Gold Star Mother’s Day is held each year on the last Sunday of September and events take place on or around Gold Star Mother’s Day each year.

Fort Campbell will honor Gold Star Mothers on October 19th from 6:00pm until 8:00pm with a candlelight vigil, testimonials from Surviving mothers, and light refreshments. The vigil will be held at the 101st Airborne Division Monument located in front of Division Headquarters. 

For more information about the Gold Star Mother’s Day candlelight vigil please call ACS Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) at 270-798-0272.

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Memorial Day vigil honors Vietnam Vets

 
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One by one, as a bell tolled a single chime and the words “Absent, not forgotten” were spoken by people in the viewing stands, Vietnam veterans carried thirty-three empty chairs draped in the black and white POW-MIA logo, carrying the names of Tennessee soldiers still missing from the Vietnam War, to “center stage” and saluted.

To the side, another veteran lit a candle for each name called. Gery Ezell read the roster of the missing. Reverend Elijah Oliver gave the benediction for this vigil.

Dozens of Vietnam veterans and their families gathered in Public Square Sunday evening to honor their fallen comrades, Tennessee’s 33 POWs and MIAs of the Vietnam War. The event was sponsored by Chapter 396 of the Vietnam Veteran’s of America, who launched this annual service in 1989 when the fate of forty-three Tennessee soldier serving in Vietnam did not return. In the intervening years, 10 soldiers have been returned, the most recent in 2005. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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