Remembering Those Who Gave All on D Day

I remember June 6 1944, my mother got me up early in the morning to go to our church To join our neighbors to pray for the men,who at that moment,were storming the beaches of Normandy,many being cut to ribbons by German machine gun fire and artillery.

Yet on they came,wave after wave,until at the end of the Longest Day the back of the Nazis was broken and the march to Berlin and the end of Hitler had begun. There has been an awful price paid for America's freedom.

May we today pause and remember those who gave it all on D Day

THE JOURNEY HOME PROJECT TO HONOR AMERICAN VETERANS OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 23, 2016) – The Journey Home Project, co-founded by country music legend Charlie Daniels, will support the local community for an awe inspiring tribute to the nation’s flag in remembrance of the real reason for Memorial Day. Volunteers will fill a one acre site with American Flags to honor those who've paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country by filling the lot with red, white and blue at the corner of East Division St. and North Mt. Juliet Rd. in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. The Journey Home Project, a not-for-profit organization that assists other not-for-profits in securing money, is proud to be a sponsor of the event.

The flag display will be available for viewing starting with the opening ceremony at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 27 and will remain on display 24 hours a day until the closing ceremony on Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day). The event is free and open to the public daily who can attend with family and friends to walk among the flags and experience the Spirit of America as they never have before. Cameras are welcomed, as are mementos to hang on sponsored flags.

“The Journey Home Project continues to support our community and returning veterans. Our involvement with this great event is another example of our dedication to strengthening the public’s awareness for returning veterans. We are always in support of our active-duty soldiers, veterans, and fallen heroes,” David Corlew said, co-founder of The Journey Home Project.

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MTSU names veterans center to honor Charlie Daniels

MTSUSIDELINES Campus News CharlieDaniels1 938x535MTSU Sidelines by Sara Snoddy / President McPhee announced Wednesday that MTSU’s new Veterans and Military Family Center will be named for legendary country music entertainer Charlie Daniels and his wife, Hazel, according to a press release.

McPhee surprised the couple with the honor at a private dinner Tuesday night at his residence on campus. This comes after Daniels’ and his manager David Corlew’s veteran’s support organization The Journey Home Project donated $70,000 to the center in addition to prior donations, bringing the total to $120,000.

The project aids in securing funds for the benefit of veterans and to assist in their transition from base life to civilian life. The Journey Home Project was founded by Daniels, Corlew and board members Ed Hardy and Joe and Mercedez Longever.

“We are deeply touched and deeply honored,” Daniels said in a press release. “I’ve been blessed to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and, now, having a veterans center named after me.”

“This is truly special,” Hazel Daniels said in the press release to McPhee.

The 2,600-square-foot center formally opened on Nov. 5, and is located on the first floor of the Keathley University Center. The center addresses the needs of student-veterans, including academic advising and handling paperwork for federal benefits and financial aid.

President McPhee holds the sole responsibility for the naming of centers and entities within campus structures, as delegated by the Tennessee Board of Regents, and it’s a responsibility that he said he takes “very seriously.”

“The support of the Journey Home Project creates a legacy for [Charlie and Hazel] and [Daniel’s] family, where veterans and their families will have the benefit of having such incredible services offered at the Charlie and Hazel Daniels center,” McPhee said in the release.

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