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Montgomery County Veterans Coalition to receive recognition from Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie

 

Montgomery County Veterans CoalitionClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Veterans Coalition (MCVC) will be presented with recognition from the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie, during the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition’s 3rd Annual United for Veterans Dinner on April 3rd, 2020.

MC Veterans Coalition will receive this recognition for the work the Veterans Coalition has done to create a collaborative veteran community that advocates for positive impact for Veterans and their families, thereby fostering a veteran-friendly community.

Robert Wilkie, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to give recognition to the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition on April 3rd.

Robert Wilkie, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to give recognition to the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition on April 3rd.

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Vietnam Veterans homecoming to be held at Fort Campbell Hanger

 

Visit Clarksville's Welcome Home Veterans CelebrationClarksville, TN – You can be a part of the homecoming our Vietnam Veterans never received on Thursday, September 19th, 2019.

Beginning at 2:00pm in Hangar 3 on Fort Campbell Army Post, the doors will swing open and our Vietnam Veterans will march in to the sounds of the Army band and cheers they have deserved for more than 40 years.

Welcome Home Parade in Downtown Clarksville.

Welcome Home Parade in Downtown Clarksville.

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Clarksville’s 5th Annual Welcome Home Veterans Celebration has New Exhibits

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s Welcome Home Veterans Celebration is adding two new exhibits to honor veterans and first responders. During September 18th-22nd, 2019, the public is invited to participate in dozens of events and activities and show their appreciation.

The Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall at Clarksville’s Welcome Home Celebration.

The Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall at Clarksville’s Welcome Home Celebration.

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Clarksville’s Welcome Home Celebration set for September 18th-22nd

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s Welcome Home Celebration will take place September 18th-22nd, 2019. The event, now in it’s fifth year, has added two new exhibits to honor veterans and first responders. The community is invited to participate in dozens of events and activities and show their appreciation.

Clarksville’s Welcome Home Celebration has added Never Forget Mobile Exhibit, Traveling Korean War Memorial for 2019.

Clarksville’s Welcome Home Celebration has added Never Forget Mobile Exhibit, Traveling Korean War Memorial for 2019.

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Clarksville Group continues work on Suicide Prevention

 

Clarksville Group joins ‘National Strategy’ to help Soldiers, Veterans, Families

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – A passionate group of leaders gathered in Clarksville last week to continue building a local strategy to prevent suicide among soldiers, veterans and their families.

The group got started last year in response to a U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Challenge to join with two federal agencies — the Veterans Health Administration and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration — to find ways to prevent suicide in military communities.

Donald Harris, SAMHSA project associate, leads a group discussion at Clarksville City Hall last week  as part of the Mayor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans and their Families. The group is working to establish a suicide prevention strategic plan for Clarksville.

Donald Harris, SAMHSA project associate, leads a group discussion at Clarksville City Hall last week as part of the Mayor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans and their Families. The group is working to establish a suicide prevention strategic plan for Clarksville.

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City of Clarksville Opioid Task Force to merge with Allies For Substance Abuse Prevention of Montgomery County

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The Mayor’s Opioid Task Force, a group formed last year to to help the City of Clarksville develop a coordinated local response to the opioid crisis, will merge into a larger countywide group, Allies For Substance Abuse Prevention of Montgomery County, or ASAP.

“This is a broad problem that affects our entire community, so we think it’s best to merge forces and create the broadest possible group to battle the opioid crisis and other substance abuse issues,” Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts said.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts, "Unifying community to fight this epidemic is best approach."

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts, “Unifying community to fight this epidemic is best approach.”

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan forms Opioid Task Force

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is forming an Opioid Task Force to help the City develop a coordinated local response to the opioid crisis gripping America.

The Mayor’s Opioid Task Force is charged with advising the Mayor of Clarksville on a coordinated plan to reduce opioid abuse, dependence and overdose in Clarksville and to draft a report of findings and recommendations for action.

Citizens group will monitor lawsuit against drug makers and advise City of Clarksville on steps to reduce abuse and overdoses.

Citizens group will monitor lawsuit against drug makers and advise City of Clarksville on steps to reduce abuse and overdoses.

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Clarksville to hold 4th Annual Welcome Home Veterans Celebration

 

New in 2018: Lee Greenwood, Remembering our Fallen, Hero Breakfast, & Valor Run

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Clarksville, Tennessee is a community that appreciates veterans. The city borders the Fort Campbell Army Post, so appreciating military service is simply the way of life for both residents and businesses.

Beyond the ingrained respect that happens daily, this community publicly shows its support annually–in a big way–with a five-day Welcome Home Veterans Celebration.

The Clarksville Welcome Home Veterans Celebration will be held September 12th-16th, 2018.

The Clarksville Welcome Home Veterans Celebration will be held September 12th-16th, 2018.

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Property Tax Relief for disabled Veterans, disabled persons and low-income elderly homeowners

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – House Bill 1496/Senate Bill 1675 (Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville) was passed in the Senate as amended and is now headed to the Governor. The amendment would include the veteran’s spouse.

This legislation corrects a rule change made in October, 2017 which would have caused individuals to lose their eligibility for tax relief if the veteran, low-income elderly, and disabled person if admitted to a nursing home for an indeterminate amount of time.

“Thank you to the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition, the County Officials Association of Tennessee and the Tennessee Office of the Comptroller for their help with this legislation,” said Pitts.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Property Tax Relief for Disabled Veterans, Disabled Persons and Elderly Low-income Homeowners Pass in the House

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Property Tax Relief for disabled Veterans, disabled persons and low-income elderly homeowners, House Bill 1496/Senate Bill 1675 (Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville) passed the House Floor on March 12th, 2018 and is headed by to the Senate Floor for a vote on the amendment which would include the veterans spouse.

This legislation corrects a rule change made in October, 2017 which would have caused individuals to lose their eligibility for tax relief if the veteran, low-income elderly, and disabled person if admitted to a nursing home for an indeterminate amount of time.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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