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Clarksville to hold 4th Annual Welcome Home Veterans Celebration

 

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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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USS LST-325 arrives in Clarksville Wednesday, September 6th

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – The USS LST-325, 328-foot-long landing ship tank, will arrive in Clarksville on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017. The ship’s arrival in Clarksville is one of the many activities that are part of Visit Clarksville’s Welcome Home Veterans Celebration.

The LST-325 will be open for tours beginning at 9:00a.m. on Thursday, September 7th through 5:00pm Friday, September 15th. The LST will depart from Clarksville on Saturday, September 16th, 2017.

USS LST-325 to dock in Clarksville Wednesday. Tours will begin Thursday.

USS LST-325 to dock in Clarksville Wednesday. Tours will begin Thursday.

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Clarksville’s Welcome Home Veterans Parade set for September 16th

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s third annual Welcome Home Veterans parade is scheduled for Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 10:00am in historic downtown.

“Originally created to honor Vietnam Veterans, the parade now a tribute by Vietnam Veterans to all American Heroes. This is a day for families, friends and all citizens to salute the service and sacrifices made by America’s Military,” said Visit Clarksville Board Chairman Jerry Allbert.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade

Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade

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Clarksville to host Five Days of Welcome Home Veterans Events in September

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Visit Clarksville, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition, is proud to host its third annual Welcome Home Veterans event September 13th-17th, 2017.

Multiple activities will be happening during the five-day period to celebrate and honor veterans, with an emphasis on Vietnam veterans.

American Traveling Tribute Wall to be at Beachaven Vineyards and Winery

American Traveling Tribute Wall to be at Beachaven Vineyards and Winery

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Fort Campbell’s 716th Military Police Battalion reflects on their fallen

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, gathered at the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum’s memorial park for a wreath laying ceremony in tribute to their fallen heroes, May 21st.

The wreath laying ceremony took place in front of the battalion’s memorial which is inscribed with “Our deaths are not ours they are yours. They will mean what you make them mean. Give them meaning, we were young, we have died, please remember us,” a saying by American poet, Archibald MacLeish.

The 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, bow their heads in a moment of silence for their fallen brothers and sisters at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum’s memorial park on Fort Campbell, Ky. May 21, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

The 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, bow their heads in a moment of silence for their fallen brothers and sisters at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum’s memorial park on Fort Campbell, Ky. May 21, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell honored their fallen on Memorial Day

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Monday, Fort Campbell held their annual Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters.

The ceremony featured an invocation by the 101st Airborne Division Chaplain Paul Hurley, remarks by Maj. Gen. John C. McConnell, a wreath laying, a 21 gun salute, and the playing of taps.

The ceremony honors and recognizes the veterans of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); and the 7,000 Screaming Eagles who have lost their lives in battle since the formation of the division, along with their families and loved ones.

Maj. Gen. James C. McConnell, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), along with Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder prepare to lay the wreath honoring those of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has lost through the years, as Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers looks on from the audience.

Maj. Gen. James C. McConnell, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), along with Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder prepare to lay the wreath honoring those of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) has lost through the years, as Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers looks on from the audience.

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Fort Campbell Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will commemorate Memorial Day with a wreath laying ceremony at noon on Monday at the division headquarters.

Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), will host the event and provide brief remarks during the ceremony.

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Fort Campbell’s Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony

 

Fort Campbell, KY – Today, Fort Campbell held it’s annual Wreath Laying Ceremony in front of the Division Headquarters.  Deputy Commander, Brigadier General Jeffrey N. Colt spoke to the crowd and he along with Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder place the wreath at the monument to honor those soldiers who have lost their life and soldiers corrently serving.

General Colt stated that there are still some 8,000 soldiers deployed in Afghanistan along with members of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, who are also still in Iraq.

Allison Smith, Randy Ball, Steven and Katrina Morris along with their children Madison, Bella and Lucas Morris.

Allison Smith, Randy Ball, Steven and Katrina Morris along with their children Madison, Bella and Lucas Morris.

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Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony on Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will recognize Memorial Day with a wreath laying ceremony at noon Monday at Division Headquarters.

Brigadier General Jeffrey N. Colt, deputy commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), will host the event and provide brief remarks to guests at the ceremony.

"No Slack" Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, honor a fallen brother with a 21 gun salute on Forward Operating Base Brassfield-Mora, Iraq in 2008. (photo courtesy of 101st Airborne Division)

"No Slack" Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, honor a fallen brother with a 21 gun salute on Forward Operating Base Brassfield-Mora, Iraq in 2008. (photo courtesy of 101st Airborne Division)

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