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Birth of the National Guard – The Birth of a Nation

 

Major General Jeffrey H. Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – The National Guard celebrates its 384th birthday on December 13th, 2020. This date is etched on the cornerstone of our Nation as it represents the first moment our society took its defense into our own hands.

It was also the first step in building a nation out of an untamed and dangerous wilderness. This date signifies the moment the Massachusetts Bay Colony organized three militia regiments to defend the colony from the growing threat of American Indian attacks. Other American colonies would follow their example and the militia would later become the basis for the Continental Army.

Major General Jeffrey H. Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General

Major General Jeffrey H. Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General

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Tennessee National Guard Honors President Polk

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – On Monday, November 2nd, 2020, the Tennessee National Guard celebrated the life of President James K. Polk in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tennessee State Capitol in honor of Polk’s 225th birthday.

Each year, a representative of the current President of the United States is responsible for placing a wreath on the tomb of past Presidents to honor them and their service on the day of their birth. Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, represented the President of the United States at the ceremony as Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Mrs. Beth Sanders, the Past President for the James K. Polk Association, laid a wreath on Polk’s Tomb situated in the grounds of the Tennessee Capitol.

The Tennessee National Guard celebrated the life of President James K. Polk in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tennessee State Capitol on Nov. 2, in honor of Polk’s 225th birthday. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro, Tennessee National Guard Public Affairs Office)

The Tennessee National Guard celebrated the life of President James K. Polk in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tennessee State Capitol on Nov. 2, in honor of Polk’s 225th birthday. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro, Tennessee National Guard Public Affairs Office)

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Dodging the Roadkill: Memories

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – As you know, there are SO many great things about being a biker. 

Since I began this journey, I’ve tried to share as many experiences as I could along the way.  I feel as though many of you who have been longtime bikers would appreciate the perspective of a “new” rider and it would take you back to your beginnings.  But better than that, if offers me the opportunity to learn from you.  Your experience is invaluable to me and others here. 

Selfishly though, I share these stories for me.  I needed this journey to wash over me and cleanse me of my past.  To leave it where it belongs.  Sort of like a good hot shower, but with PIPES!  

Columbia Military Academy

Columbia Military Academy

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place July 7th, 2016

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum July 2016 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in July at the Museum are: Portraits of William Stamms Shackelford, Carol LeBaron: Life Source, Taking a Look at Cave Johnson, Amy Chase: Rediscovered Relationships, Art & Lunch: Carol LeBaron, Children’s Summer Camp: Explorers’ Camp, and Picasso Portraits.

Amy Chase - Interminable Dissolution

Amy Chase – Interminable Dissolution

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place June 2nd, 2016

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum June 2016 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in June at the Museum are: Carol LeBaron: Life Source, Cumberland River – An American Legacy, Taking a Look at Cave Johnson, Landscape photography by local artist Carl Papenfuss, and Flying High Dinner & Auction.

Landscape photography by local artist Carl Papenfuss

Landscape photography by local artist Carl Papenfuss

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum May 2016 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in May at the Museum are: Cast of Blues, Carol LeBaron: Life Source, Free Saturday Family Day: Amazing Mammals, Cumberland River – An American Legacy, Erosion: Studies of Finite Permanence, Working the Spirit Close to Home: The Portraits of William Stamms Shackelford and Taking a Look at Cave Johnson.

Cumberland River by Larry Richardson

Cumberland River by Larry Richardson

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