Senator Mark Green and Representative Joe Pitts were the scheduled hosts of February’s 3rd Annual Heroes Breakfast at Wilma Rudolph Event Center, an event where hundreds came to honor our veterans and raise funds to benefit Operation Stand Down Tennessee. Though job-related duties made it unable for Green and Pitts to attend, OSDTN Executive Director John Krenson read statements from each of them. Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder was on hand as well as Mayor Kim McMillan, Mayor Jim Durrett, and former Nashville Mayor and current Gubernatorial Candidate Karl Dean. For 25 years, OSDTN has been serving Tennessee’s veterans in need. In 2017, OSDTN’s Clarksville Office helped 895 male and female veterans. There are currently about 500,000 veterans in the State of Tennessee with approximately 35,000 veterans living in Montgomery County. OSDTN is the only recognized Veterans Service Center in the state. The goal is to engage, equip, and empower veterans transitioning from successful military service to civilian life. Services are available to veterans who have recently out-processed as well as those who completed their service years ago. In addition to assisting with homeless veterans and homelessness prevention, services now include education benefits and access, job readiness and placement, financial counseling, legal assistance, housing, family support, and more.
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