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Governor Haslam to Recognize Four Veteran State Employees and Honor Tennessee Veterans

Monday, November 04, 2013 | 01:00am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Tennessee Military Department Major General Terry “Max” Haston will recognize four veteran state employees and will honor more than 525,000 veterans living in Tennessee.

American Legion Post 17 Color Guard from Gallatin will post colors for the ceremony and United States Army Veteran and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 240 Chaplain Dorothy Barry will offer the invocation.  Country music artist and Marine Veteran Stephen Cochran will perform the National Anthem and his song “Pieces” which portrays the struggles of returning veterans coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

WHO:              Governor Bill Haslam, TDVA Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder, Tennessee Military Department Major General Terry “Max” Haston

WHAT:           Recognize four veteran state employees and more than 525,000 veterans living in Tennessee

WHEN:           Wednesday, November 6, 1:15 p.m. (CST)

WHERE:         Tennessee Tower Plaza, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Nashville

NOTE:            In case of inclement weather, the event will be relocated to the Old Supreme Court Chambers on the first floor of the State Capitol.

For more information, visit the department’s web site at www.tn.gov/veteran, facebook/myTDVA or twitter @TNDVA.

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