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Austin Peay State University history chair Cameron Sutt heading to Iceland to give talk on Hungarians during Viking Era

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Cameron Sutt, historian, professor and chair of the Austin Peay State University (APSU) history and philosophy department, is traveling to Iceland to deliver a talk on Hungarians during the Viking Era.

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Cameron Sutt. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Cameron Sutt. (APSU)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital recognizes namesake Florence Blanchfield as Army Nurse Corps marks 119 years

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and Army Nurses from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 531st Hospital Center gathered at BACH before clinic hours January 30th, 2020 to celebrate the 119th Anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps.

While nurses have supported the nation’s Soldiers since the American Revolution, it was not until February 2nd, 1901 that congress formally established the U. S. Army Nurse Corps. Nurses were appointed in the Regular Army for three years at a time, and their appointments could be renewed based on satisfactory service.

 BACH's most senior nurse, Mr. Jim NIx, Deputy to the Commander for Quality and Safety, and most junior nurse 1st Lt. Kathryn Fullman, join Col. Amanda Forristal, Deputy Commander for Nursing, to cut a cake celebrating the 119th anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps. (U.S. Army photo)


BACH’s most senior nurse, Mr. Jim NIx, Deputy to the Commander for Quality and Safety, and most junior nurse 1st Lt. Kathryn Fullman, join Col. Amanda Forristal, Deputy Commander for Nursing, to cut a cake celebrating the 119th anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps. (U.S. Army photo)

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“Silent Night” Christmas Carol, Origins

 

ChristmasClarksville, TN – On of the best-loved Christmas carol of all time is “Silent Night”. In my humble opinion, somehow the simple words convey the mystery and simplicity of the real Christmas story better than any other hymn.

The original carol was entitled, Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht; it was written in German at the request of an Austrian priest, Father Josef Mohr.

According to www.silentnight.web.za, “on December 24th, 1818, Joseph Mohr journeyed to the home of musician-schoolteacher Franz Gruber who lived in nearby Arnsdorf. He showed his friend the poem he had written four years before and asked him to add a melody and guitar accompaniment so that it could be sung at Midnight Mass.”

Silent Night

Silent Night

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Clarksville City Hall Memorial Tree honors Gold Star Families

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – A beautiful Christmas Tree has been raised in the lobby of City Hall to honor Gold Star families in the Clarksville community, and two Gold Star wreaths have been placed on the Eternal Flame monument in nearby Public Square.

Clarksville invites families to place star on tree at City Hall

Clarksville invites families to place star on tree at City Hall

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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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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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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center to exhibit Layered Posters by Landy R. Hales

 

Customs House Museum & Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is exhibiting layered posters by Landy R. Hales, a well-known graphic designer in New York City during the 1920s and 30s, through the end of the year.

Included in the show are nostalgic images of toys, nursery rhymes, household interiors, and Christmas moments. The whimsical works displayed are from the Hales family collection.

Stuff in the Attic by Landy R. Hales.

Stuff in the Attic by Landy R. Hales.

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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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962nd Quartermaster Company upholds Dignity, Reverence, and Respect in Afghanistan

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Soldiers from the 962nd Quartermaster Company (Mortuary Affairs), out of Fort Shafter, Hawaii, arguably have one of the hardest jobs in the Army. They arrived in Afghanistan from all parts of the Pacific: Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, and Hawaii, and they are here for one purpose.

The U.S. Army Reserve unit is responsible for receiving, processing, safeguarding and transporting the remains and accompanying personal effects of U.S. and Coalition fallen service members, contractors, and civilians throughout Afghanistan.

Mortuary affairs specialists from the 962nd Quartermaster Company, attached to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, conduct a capabilities demonstration to showcase the importance and dedication it takes to prepare and place a flag over the transfer case for fallen service members on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 31, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sergeant Caitlyn Byrne)

Mortuary affairs specialists from the 962nd Quartermaster Company, attached to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, conduct a capabilities demonstration to showcase the importance and dedication it takes to prepare and place a flag over the transfer case for fallen service members on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 31, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sergeant Caitlyn Byrne)

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City of Clarksville to have reserved parking for Purple Heart recipients, Gold Star families

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville announces that reserved parking for Purple Heart recipients and Gold Star families are coming soon!

Look for these placards in parking lots around Clarksville Parks and Recreation parks, Clarksville City Hall, Clarksville Gas and Water and CDE Lightband in the coming weeks.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan holds up one of the new reserved parking for Purple Heart recipients and Gold Star families signs.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan holds up one of the new reserved parking for Purple Heart recipients and Gold Star families signs.

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