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Governor Haslam Dedicates New State Veterans Home

Monday, January 11, 2016 | 2:00pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder dedicated the new Brigadier General Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home in Clarksville today.  Haslam was also joined by Speaker Pro Tem Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville), Rep. Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville), Sen. Mark Green (R-Clarksville), Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Tennessee State Veterans Homes Executive Director Ed Harries and Tennessee State Veterans Homes Administrator Warren Jasper.

“There are more than 506,000 veterans in Tennessee and 42 percent of them are age 65 or older,” Haslam said.  “We are grateful for these Tennessee heroes and proud of this much needed home to care for our veterans with the dignity they deserve.”

 “Tennessee’s State Veterans Homes offer comradery, compassion and high-quality health care,” Grinder said.  “This is the first Tennessee home built using the new federally mandated cottage floor-plan designed to offer a more home-like environment.”

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