MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A Tennessee based organization has sent more than $2 million worth of care packages to American troops deployed overseas.
Memphis based Operation Troop Aid is the brainchild of 21-year Navy veteran Mark Wood. Wood was serving on the U.S.S. Enterprise on 9-11. He was inspired to do something more for service men and women following a visit to the ship by country music great Garth Brooks.
Woods says the care packages Troop Aid sends include a variety of items.
WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee’s most prominent immigrant rights group say the state’s undocumented population is excited about the launch of a new federal program that allows illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S.
Starting today, young illegal immigrants can apply for a new Homeland Security Department program that lets them stay in the U.S. and get work permits.
Critics of the program have called the policy backdoor amnesty and say they worry about fraud.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tens of thousands of Elvis Presley fans are expected to pay respects to the rock 'n' roll icon during a candlelight vigil at Graceland tonight marking the 35th anniversary of his death.
The vigil is just one of many Elvis Week activities, the annual celebration of Presley's life and career. Jonathan Lyons of the Memphis Visitor’s Bureau says Elvis week accounts for the biggest slice of the $3 billion tourists spend in Shelby County annually.
Lyons says this year’s highlight is a concert that features a virtual Elvis.