TDVA to Present State Flag to Former Marine Traveling the Country to Support Wounded Veterans
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears will present the state flag to former Marine Corporal Scot King. King has been traveling the country on a bicycle to raise awareness and money for service members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Portland, Oregon native started the first leg of his journey in May of 2011. This phase of the King’s journey started in April 2012 and will cover 12,000 miles. He is also interviewing veterans wounded in combat for a series of books that will tell their stories.
King is collecting state flags to take back to Portland to present to the Veterans Memorial Coliseum during a Veterans Day ceremony in 2013.
WHO: TDVA Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Marine Corporal Scot King
WHAT: Presentation of the state flag
WHEN: Friday, June 1, 2012, 10:00 a.m. CDT
WHERE: War Memorial Plaza, outside of the Tennessee War Memorial Museum corner of 7th Avenue and Union Street
NOTE: Rain location will be the TDVA office foyer on the 13th floor of the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
To find out more about Scot King’s biking journey, you can visit the Remember the Wounded Ride website at http://www.RTWR.org/.
The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs is organized to accomplish its mission of serving Tennessee's Veterans and their families with dignity and compassion, and being their principle advocate in ensuring they receive the care, support, earned entitlements, and recognition they earned in service to our nation. For more information, visit the department’s web site at www.tn.gov/veteran, facebook/myTDVA or twitter @TNDVA.