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Governor Haslam Recognizes Tennessee Veterans

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | 9:55am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam today joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Colonel Jimmie Cole from the Tennessee Military Department to recognize five veteran state employees and more than 506,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras.  The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza in downtown Nashville.

“It’s an honor to celebrate these veterans and the contributions they make to state government,” Haslam said.  “There are nearly 3,000 veterans working for the state, and we are grateful for their military service and their service to Tennessee.”

 “Governor Haslam’s education initiatives and unwavering focus to bring high quality jobs to Tennessee have created an ideal environment for a successful next chapter for transitioning veterans,” Grinder said.  “Student veteran enrollment is up, unemployment for veterans is down and partnerships are on the rise to continue the momentum in these areas that can change lives for those who have served.”

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