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Marsha Blackburn Report: Visiting Tennessee Troops in Africa

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This Veterans Day weekend, I honored the service and sacrifice of our troops by visiting Tennessee service members overseas in the Horn of Africa. In Djibouti and Somalia, I saw firsthand the true strength of our military and our efforts on the ground. 

Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti is the only permanent U.S. military base in Africa. It is vital to our counterterrorism, antipiracy and regional stabilization efforts and our troops are hard at work here keeping China, Russia, and Islamist terrorist groups at bay. members overseas in the Horn of Africa. In Djibouti and Somalia, I saw firsthand the true strength of our military and our efforts on the ground. 

Marsha Blackburn meeting with troops at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa.

Marsha Blackburn meeting with troops at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa.

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U.S. President Donald Trump attends ‘America’s Parade’ in New York City

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – U.S. President Donald J. Trump spoke at New York City’s historic Veterans Day parade yesterday, becoming the first sitting President to do so in the event’s 100-year history.

“Today, we come together as one nation to salute the veterans of the United States Armed Forces—the greatest warriors to ever walk the face of the Earth,” he said.

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in a wreath laying at the New York City Veterans Day Parade. (Shealah Craighead, Official White House)

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in a wreath laying at the New York City Veterans Day Parade. (Shealah Craighead, Official White House)

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Marsha Blackburn Honors Veterans Day

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Ahead of Veterans Day, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) made the following remarks in honor of those who have served in the United States Military. Senator Blackburn also highlighted the need to improve veterans’ care and increase veteran suicide prevention efforts.

Remarks As Prepared: This weekend, America will pause and give thanks for our veterans.

These brave men and women woke up every day in the most dangerous places on Earth, to do a job that would bring even the strongest of us to our knees.

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Lamar Alexander’s Veterans Day Message

 

U.S. SenateParsons, TN – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) has released the following video statement in commemoration of Veterans Day,  Monday: 

“Tennessee is proud to be the Volunteer State, and we are especially proud to honor our nearly 500,000 veterans. This month, we honor them with Veterans Day.”

“We should honor them every day for giving us the freedoms that we enjoy, the life that we live and the country that we have.”

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Donald Trump’s Presidential Proclamation on Veterans Day, 2019

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – On November 11th, Americans commemorate the service, sacrifice, and immeasurable contributions of our Nation’s veterans who have proudly worn our country’s uniform to defend and preserve our precious liberty. As we celebrate Veterans Day, we pause to recognize the brave men and women who have fearlessly and faithfully worked to defend the United States and our freedom.

Their devotion to duty and patriotism deserves the respect and admiration of our grateful Nation each and every day. We are forever thankful for the many heroes among us who have bravely fought around the world to protect us all.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts gives Veterans Day Message

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – I’m honored to serve as Mayor of the City of Clarksville, the home of Fort Campbell and a large number of military veterans and their families.

On Veterans Day, which we will celebrate Saturday with speeches and a parade and on Monday with several ceremonies, we honor all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

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Veterans Day History

 

U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsWashington, D.C. – World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France

However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11th, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

Soldiers of the 353rd Infantry near a church at Stenay, Meuse in France, wait for the end of hostilities. This photo was taken at 10:58am, on November 11th, 1918, two minutes before the armistice ending World War I went into effect.

Soldiers of the 353rd Infantry near a church at Stenay, Meuse in France, wait for the end of hostilities. This photo was taken at 10:58am, on November 11th, 1918, two minutes before the armistice ending World War I went into effect.

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City of Clarksville offices to close for Veterans Day, Monday

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – On Monday, November 11th, 2019, City of Clarksville offices will close to observe Veterans Day. Public Safety departments will be on duty as usual and all essential City services will continue.

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Montgomery County Offices Closed for Veterans Day

 

Formal County Commission Meeting Moved to Tuesday

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government offices will be closed Monday, November 11th in observance of the Veterans Day federal holiday. All Montgomery County offices will reopen on Tuesday, November 12th during normal operating hours.

Due to the Veterans Day holiday on Monday, November 11th, the formal county commission meeting has been moved from the regularly scheduled second Monday of the month to Tuesday, November 12th at 6:00pm.

Veterans Day

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Tennessee Governor Lee to Recognize Five Outstanding Veteran State Employees at Annual Veterans Day Event

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Courtney Rogers and Tennessee Adjutant General Major General Jeff Holmes will recognize five veteran state employees and more than 450,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras at the annual Veterans Day event on Friday, November 8th at 11:00am CST on Tennessee Tower Plaza in Nashville.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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