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Military Matters

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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Arlington needs $11M for veterans’ home

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Building a veterans’ home in Arlington will require $11.5 million in local funds over the next year, organizers said at the town board’s June 25 work session. The funds are expected to come from the city as well as area businesses, churches, organizations, and individual citizens. Project organizers asked the town’s leaders to set an […]

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Military Matters for July 2, 2015

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Air Force Airman Shaun K. Gustafson of Cordova has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Air Force Airman Cody G. McGinnis of Arlington has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Both airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military […]

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Free pension seminars to aid vets and spouses

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The Bradley Law Firm PLLC is offering a free seminar: “The truth about the VA Aid and Attendance-Improved Pension and how to find out if you qualify.” The event will be 6 p.m. June 25 and 10 a.m. June 27 at Quail Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center (2820 Kirby Whitten Parkway, Bartlett). Seating is limited. […]

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‘Sentimental Journey II’ honors WWII veterans

Veterans got top billing, top honors and plenty of fun at the June 6 event, “Sentimental Journey II: A Tribute to America’s Greatest Generation,” at First Assembly in Memphis. Veterans of WWII were honored with music from the Memphis Jazz Orchestra, the Christi Hall Swing Dancers, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by some modern-day Andrews Sisters, […]

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Veterans Cemetery event honors military lives lost

The West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery was the site for a flag placement service on May 23 and a public Memorial Day service on May 25. Ladd Golf Carts provided golf carts to assist those unable to walk from the parking area to the program center. The cemetery is at 4000 Forest Hill-Irene Road, Memphis. Operated by the […]

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Bartlett honors fallen veterans for sacrifices

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The American Legion Post 249 invited citizens to join them at Veterans Park in Bartlett on Memorial Day, May 25, for a 10 a.m. program. A crowd that ranged from young to old gathered despite stormy skies to participate in a service and an observance of how much American veterans have sacrificed. Editor’s note: In […]

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