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Instant Peay Play: Two former APSU Governors going through NFL Training Camps

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the beginning of the college football preseason just around the corner, two former Austin Peay State University (APSU) football players are already working hard in National Football League training camps looking to earn a spot on their team’s respective rosters.

Wide receiver DJ Montgomery is working out with the Cleveland Browns in Berea, OH, while defensive lineman Austin Maloata is in Richmond, VA, with the Washington Redskins at the Bon Secour Redskins Training Camp Center.

Former Austin Peay Football receiver Dj Montgomery is trying out with the Cleveland Browns while defensive lineman Austin Maloata is working out with the Washington Redskins.

Former Austin Peay Football receiver Dj Montgomery is trying out with the Cleveland Browns while defensive lineman Austin Maloata is working out with the Washington Redskins.

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A Look at Memorial Day

 

U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsWashington, D.C. – On May 5th, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers three years after the Civil War ended.

On May 30th, it was declared that Decoration Day should be observed by Major General John A. Logan.

It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

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Memorial Day

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsWashington, D.C. – Three years after the Civil War ended, the head of an organization of Union veterans on May 5th, 1868, the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. It Was declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30th by Major General John A. Logan.

It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

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A look back at the history of Memorial Day

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsWashington, D.C. – On May 5th, 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Major General John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30th.

It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

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Memorial Day’s Beginnings

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsWashington, D.C. – The head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), On May 5th, 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Major General John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30th.

It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

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Nashville Sounds releases Festivities for Opening Day

 

Ballpark Photo Giveaway, New Tradition and Fireworks Highlight 2016 Opener

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club has announced its festivities for Opening Day presented by First Tennessee on Thursday, April 7th when they begin the 2016 campaign against the Oklahoma City Dodgers.

“Opening Day is a time-honored tradition to signal the start of baseball season. After the success First Tennessee Park brought the Nashville community last year, we’re ready and excited for our second season in the ballpark. We have a memorable night planned for our dedicated fans with a number of special events before, during and after Thursday’s game,” said Sounds General Manager Garry Arthur.

Nashville Sounds to play Oklahoma City Dodgers on Opening Day at First Tennessee Park, Thursday, April 7th.

Nashville Sounds to play Oklahoma City Dodgers on Opening Day at First Tennessee Park, Thursday, April 7th.

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APSU Cross Country Teams improve at Cross Country Only National Invitational

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsRichmond, VA – Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s cross country teams had impressive outings, Saturday, at Pole Green Park. Several of both squads younger members took the opportunity to stand out as ailments depleted both teams.

Wesley Gray led the Govs and finished seventh overall in the men’s five-mile run with a time of 25:45.60, breaking the freshman record for the event. He led the Govs to a third-place finish in the meet.

Austin Peay Women's Cross Country. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Cross Country. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Cross Country Teams head to Virgina for Cross Country Only National Invitational

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s cross country teams head east to Richmond, VA Saturday, to compete in the Cross Country Only National Invitational.

Both races will be held at Pole Green Park. The men’s five mile race will begin at 8:45am followed by the women’s 5K at 9:30am.

The men’s team is more than equipped with many formidable competitors. Leading the charge is Martin Rejman, who has been the top men’s performer in all four meets this year.

Austin Peay Women's Cross County. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Cross County. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Men and women’s Cross Country teams not effected by cold weather at Greater Louisville Classic

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – A chilly, misting rain was not enough to slow down the Austin Peay State University men and women’s cross country teams at the Greater Louisville Classic, Saturday. Both squads competed against nearly 300 runners and more 30 teams in their respective Blue Race at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in by far one of the largest meets of the entire year.

The women finished 26th overall out of 33 teams with 610 points. They faced off against OVC teams such as Tennessee Tech and defeated Tennessee State by a margin of more than 400 points.

Austin Peay Men Cross Country. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men Cross Country. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is July 22nd, 2015

 

Our 136th meeting on a special different night

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Medical Center. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic: “The Battle of Seven Pines, May/June 1862”

Charge of the 88th and 69th N.Y.V. (Irish Brigade) at the Battle of Seven Pines.

Charge of the 88th and 69th N.Y.V. (Irish Brigade) at the Battle of Seven Pines.

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