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Ceremony to mark Memorial Day in Wilson
Ceremony to mark Memorial Day in Wilson

Local veterans' organizations, the City of Lebanon and Wilson County will pay tribute to those lost in the line of duty on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, during a special ceremony at the Veterans Plaza in Lebanon.

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Free pancake breakfast to honor local vets
Free pancake breakfast to honor local vets

To mark RED Day on Thursday, May 11, a day dedicated to serving the community, the Mt. Juliet Keller Williams Realty office and more than 150 of their associates will partner with the Wilson County Veterans Services Office, American Legion of Mt. Juliet and Lebanon, Lebanon's Vietnam Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars of America and Courtney's Restaurant to salute local veterans with a free pancake breakfast and day of service.

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Welcome home Vietnam vets event Saturday
Welcome home Vietnam vets event Saturday

The community will have the chance to say "Thank you" and finally "officially" welcome home Vietnam veterans at the 2nd annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event Saturday at Charlie Daniels Park at 10 a.m.

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Wilson Warrior Foundation to host annual breakfast
Wilson Warrior Foundation to host annual breakfast

A group of veterans and citizens formed to raise funds to assist military service members and their families place a name on the Wilson County Veterans Plaza monument walls will host its fourth annual breakfast fund-raiser on Saturday, Dec. 10.

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Mayor looking to fill Veterans Service post
Mayor looking to fill Veterans Service post

Wilson County Veterans Service Officer Bernie Ash will vacate the office on Thursday, Dec. 8.

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Hundreds line route for Fallen Soldiers March
Hundreds line route for Fallen Soldiers March

West Elementary students welcomed special guests, The Fallen Soldiers March, to their school on Veterans Day.

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Bank honors veterans at annual breakfast
Bank honors veterans at annual breakfast

Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan served as a guest speaker Wednesday morning at a Veterans Breakfast presented by Liberty State Bank.

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'I choose to stand for my country'
'I choose to stand for my country'

MT. JULIET - In Mt. Juliet at the annual Veteran's Day ceremony at Del Webb, Cpt. Ted Heflin, commanding officer at Vanderbilt University NROTC, honed in on why he chooses to stand, instead of take the knee, when the National Anthem is played and sung.

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Four Tennessee volunteers
Four Tennessee volunteers

The Smith boys of Statesville, like many men raised during the Depression, grew up straight and true and heard their country's call to duty.

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County readies to honor veterans
County readies to honor veterans

From Lebanon to Mt. Juliet and across Wilson County, residents and community leaders will come together this week to honor local veterans.

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Gift of a lifetime
Gift of a lifetime

Veterans Sgt. Brian Buckingham of Clarksville received the gift of a lifetime on Saturday, thanks to the Fallen Soldiers March, a nonprofit organization which helps our heroes.

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'Bold standards for selfless service'
'Bold standards for selfless service'

The mayor of Mt. Juliet declared Monday, Aug. 8, a special day in honor of a very special group of Vietnam War veterans at their city commission meeting.

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Daniels' Journey Home group donates $50K to veterans
Daniels' Journey Home group donates $50K to veterans

The Journey Home Project, founded by country music star Charlie Daniels and his manager, David Corlew, to help military veterans, made one of their largest donations to-date in Nashville last week.

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MJ to celebrate 'Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day'
MJ to celebrate 'Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day'

He told his mom before he deployed to Vietnam in 1966 to serve in the Army, "If anyone shows up at the front door, it probably isn't good news."

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Service canine to be donated to veteran
Service canine to be donated to veteran

The Fallen Soldiers March will this year be presenting a local veteran with an un-fur-gettable companion. Meet Glory.

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MJ farm a sanctuary for battle-wearied veterans
MJ farm a sanctuary for battle-wearied veterans

She says it simply, and in a quiet voice.

"He was a different person. He wasn't the man I married. He had faded and was just a shell. His body was there, but Jason wasn't."

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Christmas present for a fallen hero
Christmas present for a fallen hero

The name of Jerry Lancaster is among the 58,195 on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC, and now it will be on a bridge in Wilson County.

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MJ dentist presents check to Daniels' soldier fund
MJ dentist presents check to Daniels' soldier fund

"And I learned early in my life that only two things protect America, the grace of Almighty God and the United States military," legendary Mt. Juliet country music artist Charlie Daniels said this week. "It was that way then, it is that way now, and will forever be that way as long as America remains a free and sovereign nation."

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MJ Christmas Parade to honor veterans, America
MJ Christmas Parade to honor veterans, America

It will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Mt. Juliet's Christmas parade Saturday at 11 a.m. when our county's finest veterans will be grand marshals.

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Wilson Warriors to hold annual breakfast
Wilson Warriors to hold annual breakfast

Wilson Warriors will host their third annual breakfast 8 to 11a.m., Dec. 12, at Dillon's Barn on Old Hunters Point Pike.

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Veterans hiring event set Dec. 2
Veterans hiring event set Dec. 2

Vietnam Veterans of America's Lebanon chapter, Chapter 1004, will hold a hiring event open to all veterans who are unemployed or under-employed on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

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Kiwanis Club sponsors Veteran's event
Kiwanis Club sponsors Veteran's event

The Kiwanis Club of Lebanon celebrated a great event on Monday, October 26, as the local civic organization hosted Edgar Harrell, USMC survivor of the embattled USS Indianapolis, to speak about his experience and rescue from the Pacific Ocean while stationed on the Naval vessel during World War II.

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Lebanon hosts Veterans Day parade, ceremony
Lebanon hosts Veterans Day parade, ceremony

Hundreds gathered at the Wilson County Veterans Plaza on Wednesday site on Wednesday morning to pay homage to the brave men and women who have served our country in the United States Armed Forces.

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Veterans explain life of Vietnamese child to students
Veterans explain life of Vietnamese child to students

Southside Elementary School students welcomed local Vietnam Veterans to a special presentation in their gymnasium on Wednesday - and learned a few things in return.

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Charlie Daniels speaks to veterans form the heart
Charlie Daniels speaks to veterans form the heart

In a room packed with veterans from nearly every war, along with those there to pay respect, Charlie Daniels honored America's veterans who have, or are, serving this country.

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Homelessness doesn't pick and choose
Homelessness doesn't pick and choose

November brings with it a season of thankfulness.

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Thank You Veterans
Thank You Veterans

Wilson County Veterans gathered at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center early Tuesday morning for fellowship, food and to be honored for their service.

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Becoming a veteran

Now you have a choice. You can join the Volunteer Army and thus perform the vital function of protecting our nation. But a few years ago (about half a century) it was a little different.

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Random act of kindness plucks vet's heartstrings
Random act of kindness plucks vet's heartstrings

A local veteran diagnosed with severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is feeling hopeful these days thanks to a random act of kindness.

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Charlie Daniels to speak at MJ Veterans Breakfast
Charlie Daniels to speak at MJ Veterans Breakfast

Representatives of the Mt. Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club recently announced that country music legend Charlie Daniels will serve as the featured speaker at the organization's annual Veterans Breakfast, scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9.

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Students give up Halloween goodies in contest
Students give up Halloween goodies in contest

Hundreds of local students racked up tons of sweet goodies Halloween and most likely have hit their sugar highs by now.

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A Soldier's Story: David M. Tomlinson
A Soldier's Story: David M. Tomlinson

Like many other American heroes, David M. Tomlinson, a Vietnam Veteran, doesn't glorify war.

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Tennessee veterans to be honored by France
Tennessee veterans to be honored by France

Lebanon's Marler among five to receive Legion of Honor Medal

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Veterans group honored by council
Veterans group honored by council

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead proclaimed Sept. 1, 2015 Vietnam Veterans Chapter 1004 Day during Tuesday night's meeting of the Lebanon City Council.

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Three flags stolen from WC Veterans Park
Three flags stolen from WC Veterans Park

Veterans Service Officer Bernie Ash reported that three flags were stolen from the Wilson County Veterans Park.

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'Protecting those who protect us'
'Protecting those who protect us'

The military veterans and concerned citizens who stood guard at the Armed Forces Center in Mt. Juliet today want their message to be heard, loud and clear: We are here to protect those who protect us.

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Lebanon donates to Wilson County Veterans Park, Museum
Lebanon donates to Wilson County Veterans Park, Museum

City of Lebanon lawmakers recently voted unanimously to support the contribution of $80,000 to the Wilson County Veteran's Plaza Museum.

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Fiddlers Grove mirrors WWII era for a day
Fiddlers Grove mirrors WWII era for a day

They truly were "The Greatest Generation," those 16 million-plus men and women who served America in World War II between 1941 and 1945.

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Community, local chambers offer support for Veterans Park
Community, local chambers offer support for Veterans Park

Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto's office recently sent out a mailing to members of all three local chambers of commerce seeking support for the ongoing Wilson County Veterans Park project.

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'Honor Ride for Veterans' to take place Saturday
'Honor Ride for Veterans' to take place Saturday

The third annual Honor Ride for Veterans will be Saturday, June 20.

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Letter to the Editor: Thanks for supporting veterans
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'Freedom isn't free'
'Freedom isn't free'

Memorial Day is a time for us to remember the promise President Abraham Lincoln made to, "Care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan," Retired United States Army Maj. Pat Unger told a large crowd at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet Monday morning.

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County Memorial Day service welcomes Navy pilot, veterans
County Memorial Day service welcomes Navy pilot, veterans

The crowd gathered inside the upstairs meeting room of the Wilson County Courthouse flowed into the hallways on Monday for a special Memorial Day service, sponsored by American Legion Post 15, City of Lebanon and Wilson County.

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History mystery: WW II dog tags
History mystery: WW II dog tags

Someone ought to call the History Channel.

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Vietnam veterans visit Southside Elementary School
Vietnam veterans visit Southside Elementary School

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 104 visited Southside Elementary School in Lebanon on Wednesday to deliver a special gift.

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Giving with all his heart
Giving with all his heart

It really is better to give - or as restaurant owner Michael Lewis put it - "give back."

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Council votes to keep Eternal Flame burning

Lebanon City Council has agreed to provide natural gas for the Eternal Flame in the Wilson County Veterans Plaza.

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The eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month
The eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month

"Soldiers fight wars for many reason - they fight for freedom, country, to protect their families.

Mostly they fight for their buddies who stand with them. There is a bond between veterans that no one

else can understand. We would fight for each other even now."

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Del Webb pays tribute to those who served on Veterans Day
Del Webb pays tribute to those who served on Veterans Day

"It is an honor to serve our county and continue to fight and preserve

our way of life so we can all enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," says veteran Army Maj. Pat Unger.

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