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.
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.
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.
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.
Wilson County Veterans Service Officer Bernie Ash will vacate the office on Thursday, Dec. 8.
West Elementary students welcomed special guests, The Fallen Soldiers March, to their school on Veterans Day.
Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan served as a guest speaker Wednesday morning at a Veterans Breakfast presented by Liberty State Bank.
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.
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.
From Lebanon to Mt. Juliet and across Wilson County, residents and community leaders will come together this week to honor local veterans.
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.
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.
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."
The Fallen Soldiers March will this year be presenting a local veteran with an un-fur-gettable companion. Meet Glory.
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."
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.
"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."
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.
Wilson Warriors will host their third annual breakfast 8 to 11a.m., Dec. 12, at Dillon's Barn on Old Hunters Point Pike.
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.
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.
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.
Southside Elementary School students welcomed local Vietnam Veterans to a special presentation in their gymnasium on Wednesday - and learned a few things in return.
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.
Wilson County Veterans gathered at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center early Tuesday morning for fellowship, food and to be honored for their service.
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.
A local veteran diagnosed with severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is feeling hopeful these days thanks to a random act of kindness.
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.
Hundreds of local students racked up tons of sweet goodies Halloween and most likely have hit their sugar highs by now.
Like many other American heroes, David M. Tomlinson, a Vietnam Veteran, doesn't glorify war.
Lebanon's Marler among five to receive Legion of Honor Medal
Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead proclaimed Sept. 1, 2015 Vietnam Veterans Chapter 1004 Day during Tuesday night's meeting of the Lebanon City Council.
Veterans Service Officer Bernie Ash reported that three flags were stolen from the Wilson County Veterans Park.
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.
City of Lebanon lawmakers recently voted unanimously to support the contribution of $80,000 to the Wilson County Veteran's Plaza Museum.
They truly were "The Greatest Generation," those 16 million-plus men and women who served America in World War II between 1941 and 1945.
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.
The third annual Honor Ride for Veterans will be Saturday, June 20.
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.
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.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 104 visited Southside Elementary School in Lebanon on Wednesday to deliver a special gift.
It really is better to give - or as restaurant owner Michael Lewis put it - "give back."
Lebanon City Council has agreed to provide natural gas for the Eternal Flame in the Wilson County Veterans Plaza.
"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."
"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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