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Military Matters

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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A service in remembrance of sacrifices

Observers of Memorial Day weekend gathered at Bartlett Woods Church of Christ (7900 Old Brownsville Road, Arlington) on Sunday, May 24, for a ceremony to remember the sacrifices of military veterans as well as first responders at home. Services included: Opening prelude, “There She Stands” Presentation of Colors by the Bartlett Police Honor Guard Pledge […]

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U.S. Naval Academy seeks students for Summer STEM

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Applications are now being accepted through April 15 for the United States Naval Academy Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Program, which will be held in three sessions: June 1-6 for rising 9th graders June 8-13 for rising 10th graders June 15-19 for rising 11th graders This academic program is designed […]

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Honored service

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Bartlett honored its military veterans at a Nov. 11 ceremony in Veterans Park. The event is now in its ninth year. The program included: Posting of the colors: Bartlett Police Department Honor Guard Pledge of Allegiance: Steve Sims, Vietnam veteran (Army) and Commander of American Legion Post 249 Prayer: Pastor Walter Peggs, U.S. Air Force Welcome: David […]

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Veterans to be honored Nov. 11 in Bartlett

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The public is invited to attend a free Nov. 11 ceremony at Veterans Park in Bartlett in honor of American military veterans. The event will be 10-11 a.m. The park is located at the corner of Bartlett Boulevard and Bartlett Road. For more information about this event, call Bartlett’s Office of Community Relations at (901) […]

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Military Matters for July 17, 2014

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Air Force Airman Michael J. Mejia graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

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Remembered with honor

More than 1,000 volunteers helped to decorate graves at Memphis National Cemetery on May 24 in honor of America’s fallen veterans on Memorial Day weekend. This year was the 31st remembrance on the grounds. The slideshow of Theron Malone’s photos above includes: Angel Hernandez and Heather Cliburn from Bartlett troop #27 placing flags on veterans’ graves. […]

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