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Military Matters

News Roundup for Jan. 7, 2015

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Specialty license plate available to honor veterans NASHVILLE — Paying tribute to Tennessee’s veterans, state Senator and physician Mark Green recently kicked off the specialty automobile plate sales program to assist with funding mental health services for military veterans. “Our men and women make an incredible sacrifice to serve our nation. The specialty tag program […]

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Airman, son complete 170-mile run in Germany

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — It started as part of a unit competition to run over 100 miles in a month in order to earn a day off from duty. One airman decided to take the competition a step further and ran the 84 mile distance to Frankfurt and back — one Saturday at a time. Staff […]

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Proud service

Bartlett honors the service of its military veterans each year with a formal ceremony in Veterans Park. The Appling Middle School Band performed as part of the service on Nov. 11.

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Family celebrates life of fallen Marine hero

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The family of a Bartlett native, the late Sgt. Walter K. Singleton, gathered in his honor at the recent USMC birthday ball hosted by the Marine Corps League that bears his name. Attendees at the 240th annual event included his extended family (shown at left): Front row, Dawn Hunter and Cindy Singleton; second row, Richard […]

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Honorable service

Veterans were honored with multiple ceremonies this week and last in the greater Bartlett area.

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Veterans deserve our support for their service

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One of my pet peeves is politicians and others who confuse Veterans Day with Memorial Day. This Veterans Day, watch for well-meaning, but mistaken, email and social media blasts giving thanks “to those who made the ultimate sacrifice and paid the ultimate price.” That’s sentiment best saved for Memorial Day when, in May of each […]

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November seminar to help veterans cover living costs

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A free seminar is available for veterans and spouses to learn more about Veterans Adminis-tration Aid and Attendance Improved Pension. The event will be 10 a.m. Nov. 14 and 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at Berclair Church of Christ at 4536 Summer Ave., Memphis. Veterans from WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam can attend, along with […]

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Bartlett family celebrates third generation of veterans

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In honor of this week’s Veterans Day holiday, the Black family in Bartlett shared photos of their three generations of military men serving their country. In the composite photo above, they include: The grandfather, Kenneth Black, as an inductee at Ft. Hood, Texas, in 1956 The father, Army Capt. John Black, a 1984 graduate of […]

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Hometown Heroes 2015

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See stories of local veterans in this week’s special section, “Hometown Heroes 2015.”

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At a Glance for Nov. 5, 2015

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  Veterans tell their war stories in special section See this week’s special section, honoring our local veterans. (Large file; please allow extra time for page loading.) Nov. 11 holiday may delay USPS paper deliveries Because of the Veteran’s Day holiday on November. 11, next week’s mailed copies of The Bartlett Express may experience delayed delivery […]

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Honor a vet: Special events to celebrate their service

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Supporters of the U.S. military and all the men and women who serve in it will have plenty of opportunities to pay tribute this week and next. The following Veterans Day events have been announced: Lakeland Elementary School is hosting a special observance Nov. 6 that includes a guest speaker, glee club performers, a parade […]

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USO, hotel chain, volunteers build care packages for military

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The United Service Organizations (USO) and more than 30 team members from Homewood Suites by Hilton in Memphis teamed up on a project to honor U.S. veterans on Friday. They put together 500 travel-themed care packages for the U.S. military and their families. The “Make a Travel Moment” campaign will distribute the packages at five […]

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