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Representative Mark Green Reintroduces Protecting Gold Star Spouses Act

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – Monday, on Gold Star Spouses Day, U.S. Representative Green introduced the Protecting Gold Star Spouses Act. The bill, which Green introduced previously in the 116th Congress, ensures that no Gold Star family will ever miss a payment during a lapse in Federal appropriations.

Representative Green said, “It’s our duty and our honor to take care of America’s Gold Star spouses and families. Our Gold Star spouses and families should never worry about whether the Federal government will fulfill its obligation to them—even during a lapse in appropriations or government shutdown. Freedom is never free.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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Wreaths Across America Volunteers place 2,950 wreaths at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West

 

Written by Maria McClure
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionHopkinsville, KY – U.S. Army Spc. Aidan Sandel, 101st Airborne Division Band, stood at the ready holding his bugle Saturday, December 15th, 2018, before the Wreaths Across America remembrance wreath-laying ceremony at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West.

He would play “Taps” as the ceremony drew to an end.

“It is a great honor, absolutely,” Sandel said of being part of the ceremony. “‘Taps’ is kind of a precarious piece to play. There is always that little bit of worry that it will not sound right.”

To ensure he gets the notes just right, Sandel said he practices the poignant bugle call often.

U.S. Army Col. Joseph. P. Kuchan, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, garrison commander, speaks, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, during a Wreaths Across America remembrance wreath-laying ceremony at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, were U.S. Army Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Honor Guard – Sgt. Thomas Ellis, Spc. David West, Pfc. Matt Wilson, Spc. Cordell Smith and Spc. Christian Chacon. (Maria Rice McClure, Fort Campbell Courier/Fort Campbell Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Col. Joseph. P. Kuchan, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, garrison commander, speaks, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, during a Wreaths Across America remembrance wreath-laying ceremony at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, were U.S. Army Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Honor Guard – Sgt. Thomas Ellis, Spc. David West, Pfc. Matt Wilson, Spc. Cordell Smith and Spc. Christian Chacon. (Maria Rice McClure, Fort Campbell Courier/Fort Campbell Public Affairs)

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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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Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 396 holds annual Memorial Day Candle Light Vigil

 

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. The body of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Lawrence Woods was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on March 21st of this year. There are 27 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.

State Senator Mark Green delivering the keynote address at the 2014 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light VigilState Senator Mark Green delivering the keynote address

State Senator Mark Green delivering the keynote address at the 2014 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light Vigil

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Vietnam Veterans of America Memorial Day Candle Light Vigil

 

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 30 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.

Colonel (Ret) Tom Denney addressing the crowd at the 2013 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light Vigil in Montgomery County on Sunday

Colonel (Ret) Tom Denney addressing the crowd at the 2013 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light Vigil in Montgomery County on Sunday

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam proclaims Gold Star Wives Day

 

April 5th, 2013 will be a day to honor wives of fallen service members

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced April 5th, 2013 as Gold Star Wives Day to honor the spouses of service members who have died in the line of duty or as a result of service-connected disabilities.

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., is a Congressional chartered, non-profit organization created by the war widows of World War II in the State of New York on December 18th, 1945. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Celebrated Memorial Day with Honor and Dignity

 

Montgomery County Veterans Service OrganizationClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization (MCVSO) held its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday May 28th, at Veterans Memorial Park in Clarksville, TN.

The event featured City and county officials, as well as MCVSO staff, with the keynote address given by Colonel William B. Hickman, Deputy Commander of Operations, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The colors were posted by the Elester Garner Chapter of the 555th Triple Nickel, and music was provided by the 101st Airborne Division Band.

The colors were posted by the Elester Garner Chapter of the 555th Triple Nickel as members of the Gold Star Wives look on

The colors were posted by the Elester Garner Chapter of the 555th Triple Nickel as members of the Gold Star Wives look on

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November First Thursday ArtWalk

 

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Clarksville, TN – You’re invited to join the merchants of Historic Downtown Clarksville for The monthly Art Walk, on November 3rd, from 5:00pm–8:00pm.

Kendall Welsh from ARTifacts, sent us this information about November’s artistic extravaganza. Participating merchants include Ingredients, Edward’s Steakhouse, Couture Crush, ARTifacts, Fleur de leis, Hodgepodge, and many more. «Read the rest of this article»

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