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The Vietnam Veterans of America remember those who have yet to return home

 

Annual Candle Light Vigil honors those still missing in action from Vietnam

Vietnam Veterans of America LogoClarksville, TN – It is a solemn occasion when a nation gathers together to honor its soldiers as we do each year on Memorial Day. It is important not only to honor those who lived to come home, but even more importantly to remember those who did not.

This was a solemn year as there remains of two soldiers who had been missing in action had been returned, that leaves 30 from the State of Tennessee who have yet to return home. Each one was honored in a ceremony held in front of the William O. Beach Civic Center at Veterans Plaza in Clarksville Tennessee on Sunday evening.

A Vietnam Veterans of American member carries forward the chair of one of the POW/MIA soldiers

A Vietnam Veterans of American member carries forward the chair of one of the POW/MIA soldiers

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The Vietnam Veterans of America remember those who have yet to return home

 
A MCHS JROTC Student solemnly carries one of the chair representing a missing service member

A MCHS JROTC Student solemnly carries one of the chair representing a missing service member

Clarksville, TN – 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. No remains were returned during the previous year, that leaves 32 remaining missing POW/MIA’s from the State of Tennessee. Each one was honored in a ceremony held in front of the William O. Beach Civic Center at Veterans Plaza in Clarksville Tennessee on Sunday evening.

The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 396 holds this Memorial Day Vigil each year to remember the men and women who were left behind in Vietnam when American forces left that country in 1975. The Local vigil was first held in 1989 the same year that Chapter 396 was chartered. They consider it an honored duty to call the roll each year so that these lost bothers and sisters are not forgotten. «Read the rest of this article»

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Former Montgomery Central High School student wins new car at Joe Heitz Pass and Go

 

On Saturday afternoon 281 hopeful students gathered at the Joe Heitz Toyota dealership to take part in the Joe Heitz Pass & Go Celebration, a unique event held by the Clarksville-Montgomery County School system and the Education Foundation in partnership with area businesses.

Students who passed their Advanced Placement exams with a score of 3, 4, or 5 received the chance to win a 2010 White Toyota Yaris Sedan from Joe Heitz Toyota; one of 12 Dell Latitude Netbooks from Premier Medical Group; and William Beach from Beach Oil Company provided 25 gas cards.

Joe Heitz with John Sims-Jones, the former Montgomery Central who won a 2010 Toyota Yaris Sedan at the 2010 Joe Heitz Pass and Go

Joe Heitz with John Sims-Jones, the former Montgomery Central who won a 2010 Toyota Yaris Sedan at the 2010 Joe Heitz Pass and Go

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The Vietnam Veterans of America perform their solemn duty

 

As I have said in the past, it’s always a solemn occasion when a nation gathers to honor its soldiers, those who lived to come home, but even more importantly those who did not. Since ceremony last year, the remains of CWO Kenneth L. Stancil from Chattanooga along 3 other MIA’s who died in the same Helicopter crash were found and returned to their families.  That leaves 32 remaining missing POW/MIA’s from the State of Tennessee. Each one was honored in a ceremony held at Veterans Plaza in Clarksville Tennessee  on Sunday evening.

The chair of USAF Maj. Howard V. Andre Jr from Memphis Tennessee is carried up by a member of the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club

The chair of USAF Maj. Howard V. Andre Jr from Memphis Tennessee is carried up by a member of the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club

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WomenforObama celebrate women suffrage 88th anniversary

 
Clarksville Women For Obama

Clarksville Women For Obama

Celebration marks 88th anniversary of passage of 19th Amendment. Tennessee’s ratification, as the 33rd state to do so, made the law effective. Many women made great sacrifices to make this legislation the law of the land. It is one of many fronts in the struggle for civil rights.

WomenForObama held a celebratory commemoration of the 88th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It was the 19th Amendment which gave women in the United States the right to vote. The Montgomery County Democratic Party Headquarters was the celebration site with a roster of prominent local women speakers who addressed the significance of women suffrage and civil rights in the furtherance of the American Ideal.

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Motivational speaker Cindy Pitts with moderator Wanda McMoore

Wanda McMoore was the event moderator. As a mother, nurse, military service veteran and community organizer, she was a prime example of the women in times past who have fought for equality and justice while still balancing the demands of a family and career. She introduced each speaker and kept the event moving along on schedule. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Local women to address women’s suffrage celebration

 

Cindy Pitts, motivational speaker, leads list of esteemed speakers for Women Suffrage 88th Anniversary Commemoration

Clarksville Women for Obama will mark the 88th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote , with a commemoration program on Friday, September 26, at 7 PM at the Montgomery County Democratic Party headquarters, 534 Madison Street. The program features a roster of local women speakers.

Terry McMoore chats with Cindy Pitts at a recent meeting

Cindy Pitts, motivational speaker and wife of State Representative Joe Pitts, will headline the anniversary commemoration. Other esteemed speakers joining this event are LaVerne Walker, Equal Opportunity Activist and Elizabeth Adamski of H.O.P.E. (Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education).

The commemoration anniversary is open to the public. This event is the forerunner to the University of Mississippi Presidential Debate Watch Party. For more information, call 931-552-9076 or visit the website at: <www.ClarksvilleForObama.com> Refreshments will be served. Volunteer food and soft drink donations will be appreciated.

 



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