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Lynchburg group sponsoring Veteran’s Day Donation Drive

Help the American Legion Auxiliary of Lynchburg support area veterans including seven that now reside in the Lynchburg Nursing Center by donating items to their annual Veteran’s Day Donation Drive. (File Photo)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Every November, folks in Moore County stop and take a moment to honor the many local faces who have served in all branches of the American armed forces. Originally called Armistice Day, November 11 falls on the date that the United States signed the armistice that ended World War I in 1918. In 1954, the name was changed to Veteran’s Day in order to honor all veterans of all wars.

Like many things, actions speak louder than words and though many area veterans enjoy hearing, “thank you for your service” it’s actions that make a real difference in their daily lives. As such the American Legion Auxiliary of Lynchburg is currently sponsoring a Veteran’s Day Donation Drive for the Tennessee State Veterans’ Home (TSVH) now through November 11. The group also support the seven local vets who currently reside at the Lynchburg Nursing Center.

Items on the vets wish list include shampoo, body wash, Chapstick, body spray, scented lotion, facial tissues, as well as snacks like Little Debbie cakes, gum, seasonal candy, and peppermints. They also need apparel in various sizes such as t-shirts, pajamas, sweatpants, and sock. Activities like Model snap kits, crossword puzzle, Suduko, playing cards and USB cords for various cell phones are always a hit as well.

New item in their original packaging can be dropped off locally at both the Jack Daniel Employee Credit Union (JDECU) and the Moore County Public Library (MCPL) now through November 11.

There are four TSVH locations in Tennessee including Murfreesboro, Knoxville, Clarksville, and Humboldt with new locations in Arlington and Cleveland coming soon. To learn more about the Tennessee State Veterans Homes visit their website. •

{The Lynchburg Times is an independently-owned, community newspaper located in Lynchburg, Tennessee the home of The Jack Daniel Distillery. We focus on public service, non-partisan, rural journalism. We cover the Metro Moore County government, local tourism, Moore County schools, high school sports, Motlow State Community College, as well as whiskey industry news and regional and state stories that affect our readers.}

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