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City of Clarksville, Volunteers will honor Veterans buried at Riverview Cemetary with Wreaths, Saturday

 

Saturday’s local event is part of National Celebration

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – City of Clarksville officials and local volunteers will honor veterans laid to rest at Riverview Cemetery with the placement of balsam wreaths on their graves as part of National Wreaths Across America Day 2020.

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Wreaths Across America to honor veterans buried at Riverview Cemetery, December 19th

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Local volunteers will honor veterans laid to rest at Riverview Cemetery with the reading of names and placement of balsam wreaths on their graves as part of National Wreaths Across America Day 2020.

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Fort Campbell to hold Wreaths Across America ceremony

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell will host a Wreaths Across America ceremony, Saturday at 11:00am at the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters in partnership with the Sunrise Rotary Club of Clarksville.

Wreaths representing the five services and one for POW/MIA will be placed at the Division headquarters. Following the ceremony, volunteers will hang 101 wreaths at the T.C. Freeman Gate entrance. The wreaths will be placed in honor of fallen service members in WWII, Vietnam, Gulf War, Humanitarian/Peace Keeper Missions, and the Global War on Terrorism.

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Wreaths Across America Volunteers place 2,950 wreaths at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West

 

Written by Maria McClure
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionHopkinsville, KY – U.S. Army Spc. Aidan Sandel, 101st Airborne Division Band, stood at the ready holding his bugle Saturday, December 15th, 2018, before the Wreaths Across America remembrance wreath-laying ceremony at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West.

He would play “Taps” as the ceremony drew to an end.

“It is a great honor, absolutely,” Sandel said of being part of the ceremony. “‘Taps’ is kind of a precarious piece to play. There is always that little bit of worry that it will not sound right.”

To ensure he gets the notes just right, Sandel said he practices the poignant bugle call often.

U.S. Army Col. Joseph. P. Kuchan, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, garrison commander, speaks, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, during a Wreaths Across America remembrance wreath-laying ceremony at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, were U.S. Army Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Honor Guard – Sgt. Thomas Ellis, Spc. David West, Pfc. Matt Wilson, Spc. Cordell Smith and Spc. Christian Chacon. (Maria Rice McClure, Fort Campbell Courier/Fort Campbell Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Col. Joseph. P. Kuchan, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, garrison commander, speaks, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, during a Wreaths Across America remembrance wreath-laying ceremony at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, were U.S. Army Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Honor Guard – Sgt. Thomas Ellis, Spc. David West, Pfc. Matt Wilson, Spc. Cordell Smith and Spc. Christian Chacon. (Maria Rice McClure, Fort Campbell Courier/Fort Campbell Public Affairs)

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Wreaths Across America Volunteers hang 101 wreaths at Fort Campbell’s main gate

 

Written by Mari-Alice Jasper
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Soldiers, veterans, community members and Fort Campbell leadership gathered Saturday, December 15th, 2018, at 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Headquarters to honor the fallen during a Wreaths Across America ceremony.

Fort Campbell hosted the event that was part of the Clarksville Sunrise Rotary club’s participation in the worldwide wreath-laying effort. This year, more than 2 million volunteers visited about 1,400 locations around the globe to place wreaths.

Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

Kim Fields, Wreaths Across America volunteer, holds her 3-year-old grandson, Austin, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, as he straightens the velvet red bow on a wreath honoring fallen service members during a Wreaths Across America ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. More than 50 volunteers worked together to hang 101 wreaths along the fence inside T.C. Freeman Gate, Fort Campbell’s main gate, to honor fallen service members. (Mari-Alice Jasper, Fort Campbell Courier)

Kim Fields, Wreaths Across America volunteer, holds her 3-year-old grandson, Austin, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, as he straightens the velvet red bow on a wreath honoring fallen service members during a Wreaths Across America ceremony on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. More than 50 volunteers worked together to hang 101 wreaths along the fence inside T.C. Freeman Gate, Fort Campbell’s main gate, to honor fallen service members. (Mari-Alice Jasper, Fort Campbell Courier)

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Campbell Crossing Receives 2013 RCI Unsung Hero Awards

 

Campbell CrossingNashville, TN – Campbell Crossing, Lend Lease’s privatized military housing community located on Fort Campbell, is honored to announce it was selected as a 2013 Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) Unsung Hero Award recipient.

Awarded by the Department of the Army, U.S. Public/ Private Initiatives Division, the RCI Unsung Hero Award is given to teams and individuals who go beyond their normal outstanding service to take care of Soldiers and their families who defend our country.

Mike Killebrew, maintenance technician for Campbell Crossing, and his wife Gail, received a 2013 RCI Unsung Hero Award.

Mike Killebrew, maintenance technician for Campbell Crossing, and his wife Gail, received a 2013 RCI Unsung Hero Award.

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Civil Air Patrol seeks sponsors for wreaths on Veterans’ graves

 

Civil Air PatrolNashville, TN – Members of the Tennessee Wing, Civil Air Patrol, invite the public to sponsor remembrance wreaths  for placement on the graves of Veterans on December 14th at Veteran cemeteries across the state to honor those who served.

Sponsors can designate where the wreaths will be laid in their community. The Wing efforts coincide with tributes occurring simultaneously across the country during the annual Wreaths Across America Observance. «Read the rest of this article»

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Wreaths Across America’ Honors Fallen Service Members

 

By Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service

Sheila Patton, mother of Army Staff Sgt. James R. Patton, who was killed in Iraq in 2010, traveled with her daughter from Fort Campbell, Ky., to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia to participate in the “Wreaths Across America” tribute to fallen U.S. service members, Dec. 15, 2012. (William Miles/DOD)

Sheila Patton, traveled with her daughter from Fort Campbell, Ky., to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia to participate in the “Wreaths Across America” tribute to fallen U.S. service members. (William Miles/DOD)

Wreaths Across AmericaArlington National Cemetery, VA – As thousands of volunteers fanned out here this weekend, placing holiday wreaths at the white headstones as part of the “Wreaths Across America” tribute, Sheila Patton kept vigil at one particular grave site.

Patton and her daughter stationed themselves at the grave of their son and brother, Army Staff Sgt. James R. Patton. Twenty-three-year-old “Jimmy” was serving his seventh overseas deployment since 9/11 with the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, when he was killed in a helicopter crash in Tikrit, Iraq, on April 18th, 2010.

Patton said she travels here from Fort Campbell, KY, as often as possible. Patton felt a special calling, she said, to participate in the largest single venue of the nationwide “Wreaths Across America” tribute.

“This was something very important to me,” she said. “I really wanted to be here, to be a part of all this, and to be able to honor Jimmy and all the others who are buried here.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Wreaths Across America

 

Wreaths Across AmericaClarksville, TN – Honor a veteran by purchasing a sponsorship wreath to be placed on the graves of veterans buried at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery, Clarksville, TN. This National Program is being sponsored by the Valentine Sevier Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution here in Clarksville.

Wreath sponsorships can be purchased for $15.00 each and can be ordered by contacting Jim Hurst at 931-358-0607. The wreaths will be shipped to the cemetery on December 10th.

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Sons of the American Revolution

 

Montgomery CountyClarksville, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers and City of Clarksville Mayor Johnny Piper help the Sons of the American Revolution kick off their campaign to put wreaths on veterans’ graves in December. The ‘Wreaths Across America’ program is being introduced for the first time in Montgomery County by the SAR. 

Wreaths cost $15.00 each and will be placed on Resthaven graves on December 11th to honor those who served our country. Citizens interested in buying a wreath, either for Resthaven or for a veteran of their choice should contact Rod Crabtree at 931-216-1760 for information.

Don Horton, Tennessee SAR President Rick Hollis, Mayor Bowers, Mayor Piper, Chapter President Rod Crabtree, and James Hurst.

Don Horton, Tennessee SAR President Rick Hollis, Mayor Bowers, Mayor Piper, Chapter President Rod Crabtree, and James Hurst.

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