They have also helped to keep alive the spirits of those missing in action or prisoners of war inside the thoughts of our fellow citizens, comrades, and their families. We don’t call Tennessee the Volunteer State for nothing, because so many of our Tennessee Veterans have volunteered to shed their blood for us to stay free and true to our country and our quaint little town here that has survived so much. So many people from all over the world even know how great our country and our town is and they so badly want to be here, because we all know that WHEN YOU ARE IN WHITWELL, YOU ARE IN AMERICA, THE STRONG, THE FREE, AND THE BRAVE!!!
The Tennessee Veterans of America have also created and built THE MARION COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK at Whitwell’s beautiful Ballpark for all to view at anytime. It is in honor of all Veterans from all wars and peacetime. This Memorial is for the Veteran! This is the ONLY Tribute to the Veterans of the Sequatchie Valley.
This group meets at the Whitwell City Hall every 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00pm Central Standard Time, and they urge you to join them and become a part of something great and worthwhile for our country and our veterans.
Other events include:
Park Committee Meetings – 1st Saturday of every month at 9:00am at Whitwell City Hall.
~ The ‘Laying of the Wreaths’ on Veterans Day is to recognize and honor all servicemen and servicewomen who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States. We try to have at least 1 male from each war and 1 woman who is/was a spouse, sister, aunt, etc., to place a wreath at the plaque that their loved one was involved in. 2008 was our first year and our turn out was around 250 people. We have a few politians who speak and some of the city and county founders are usually there as well. If you would like to comment on the park or Veterans and what they mean to you, then please contact us and we will try to fit you in. The ceremony will start around 10am in the morning of Veteran’s Day and the wreaths will be layed at 11am sharp followed by the playing of taps.
Right now, we are taking names of Veterans to have there names ingraved in the granite slab at the park, please present some form of Veteran ID and $60.00. Please contact Martha Thurmer at 423-658-9380 for this.
You can contact Joe Morrison or JC Higgins at either of the following numbers should you be interested in attending any event put on by this group, or even if you would like to donate to their cause in any charitable manner. There is also the POW/MIA Flag that they will bring to your home or business and install for you for a nominal fee.
Please call at anytime:
If anyone has something to suggest about the Marion County Veterans Park should contact Bobby Miller the Veteran’s Park Board President – (423)658-6145 and in his absense please contact a board member.
Please send any donations to this address:
Marion County Veterans Memorial Park
A Very Special Thanks to all the Veterans and their families who gave us the honor to show their Military Veterans pictures below that were displayed during Whitwell’s Labor Day 2010 Celebration at the Marion County Veterans Memorial Park!
We all Love, Honor, and Respect our Military Veterans, and we Appreciate our Freedom because of all of our American Military Veterans!
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