veterans http://wmot.org en A Murfreesboro "Home Away from Home" for Tennessee Vets http://wmot.org/post/murfreesboro-home-away-home-tennessee-vets <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; As the nation marks the 71st anniversary of Japan’s December 1941 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, construction is getting underway in Middle Tennessee for a “home away from home” for Tennessee veterans.</p><p>The Tennessee affiliate of the Fisher House Foundation is building a home on the grounds of the VA Hospital in Murfreesboro. Once completed, the Fisher House will provide lodging for up to 12 veterans under treatment at the hospital and their families.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 18:09:02 +0000 Mike Osborne 18579 at http://wmot.org A Murfreesboro "Home Away from Home" for Tennessee Vets Tenn. Vets Donating Their Stories to MTSU's Gore Research Center http://wmot.org/post/tenn-vets-donating-their-stories-mtsus-gore-research-center <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —Gov. Bill Haslam has declared this Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Week in Tennessee.</p><p>The governor notes that more than 200 Tennesseans are still missing in action since World War II. No one is sure just how many Tennesseans are former Prisoners of War.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 16:50:10 +0000 Mike Osborne 16108 at http://wmot.org Tenn. Vets Donating Their Stories to MTSU's Gore Research Center Tennessee POW/MIA Honored with State Declaration http://wmot.org/post/tennessee-powmia-honored-state-declaration <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style='line-height: 200%; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 14pt;'>NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and state Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder have declared this week as Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Week.</span></p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:09:40 +0000 AP/WMOT 16018 at http://wmot.org Tennessee POW/MIA Honored with State Declaration Veteran's Workshop Tuesday at Nashville Armory http://wmot.org/post/veterans-workshop-tuesday-nashville-armory <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; Middle Tennessee Congressional Rep. Jim Cooper is hosting a free veterans workshop Tuesday&nbsp;at the Tennessee National Guard Armory in Nashville.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Mon, 21 May 2012 16:52:06 +0000 AP/WMOT 11163 at http://wmot.org Veteran's Workshop Tuesday at Nashville Armory Tennessee Veterans Enjoy "Honor Flight" http://wmot.org/post/tennessee-veterans-enjoy-honor-flight <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; A large group of Middle Tennessee veterans are getting an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C.</p><p>About 100 vets and their guardians will depart from Nashville International Airport today on a so-called &ldquo;honor flight&rdquo; to visit the World War II Memorial &nbsp;in the nation&rsquo;s capital.</p><p>The Nashville non-profit Music City Honor Flight is paying for the excursion as a way to thank the veterans for their war-time service.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 14:45:58 +0000 AP/WMOT 10669 at http://wmot.org