Tennessee Army National Guard conducts nearly 20 ceremonies a day for families of veterans
By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post
“This flag is presented on behalf of a grateful nation as an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one.”
Those are words fitly spoken as a soldier presents a folded American flag to the family of a soldier or veteran as a military funeral honor ceremony comes to an end.
Those are the words that Col. (retired) Bill Hartbarger said in 1969 as he passed the flag to his best friend’s widow.
A benefit for Alkita Odom, daughter of Martha Odom Seay, planned for May 22, has been cancelled.
Ms. Odom, daughter of Martha Odom Seay, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, after a battle with cancer.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete but are being handled by Disyal Funeral Home in Lebanon.
William Eric Emmert
Badge number of Former Trooper Emmert retired
In observance of National Police Week, a special service was held Friday to pay tribute to Tennessee State Troopers and other law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) Commissioner Dave Mitchell joined U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Ed Yarbrough, Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Mike Walker, members of THP’s Command Staff, current and former State Troopers and family members gathered for a special ceremony held at the Tennessee Department of Safety Headquarters, located at 1150 Foster Ave., in Nashville.
JEREMY LEWIS NAMED INTERIM
LEBANON -- Cumberland University women’s basketball coach Clint Mason has resigned effective immediately to become boys basketball coach at his alma mater Greenbrier High School.
Cumberland Athletic Director Ron Pavan has named CU men’s basketball assistant coach Jeremy Lewis to take over as the interim head coach for the 2009-10 season.
Mason spent six seasons at CU, compiling a 108-89 overall record. The Lady Bulldogs posted a 27-8 mark and a national runner-up finish in 2007. He led the program to three 20-win campaigns and three NAIA National Tournament appearances, falling in the first round in 2006 and the Sweet 16 in 2005.
Mason played basketball in high school for his father, Tommy Mason, setting a school-record by averaging 23.4 points per game for his career at Greenbrier High.