Knoxville Area Veterans Stand Down

Knoxville Area Homeless Veterans Stand Down    September 26, 2015

National Guard Armory at 3300 Sutherland Avenue, Knoxville, TN
Knoxville Area Homeless Veteran Stand-Down  September 24 at 7am - 2pm.  2016
Breakfast will be served 8am-9:30am and Lunch is served 12pm to 1:30pm.
Parking is limited. Be sure to use the transportation that is provided for Veterans. 
Veteran Registration Form and Clothing Registration Form will be provided also.
These forms will be available UP to the DAY!!!  September 24, 2016. Click and Print please.
Please return to VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA, 511 N. Broadway at 5th  VMC Bldg.  Knoxville, TN. 37917 865-524-3926
The event will include many Veteran's Organizations as well as R.A.M for your convenience. 
click and print !

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Volunteers of America 
511 N. Broadway 
  Volunteer Ministry Center Bldg.

PLEASE USE transportation provided. PARKING is LIMITED this year.  
  DEADLINE to  the DAY of  Sept. 24. 2016
Stand DOWN is saturday, September 24, 2016! 
Pick UP on Magnolia Ave and at the MISSION. 

Our Vision

Helping the Homeless to restore their ties with their fellow citizens.

Our Mission

To provide an environment for discharged homeless veterans to rest, feel safe, and to learn of community services.

Our Goal

Provide outreach events to encourage, educate, and empower the homeless veteran.

                                                                                  ALL who serve our great country....we salute YOU.
    AND...their families...for the love.
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                                                                                          ALL in a day's work, right?

Red Skelton Pledge of Allegiance.. 


      EDDIE & FABULOUS 11 person CREW does it again for 2015

See ALL his incredible crew BELOW please. 
NEVER bite the hand that feeds ya! Right?


What HAVE you done with YOUR dash?  Think about the life you have led.  HAVE you given back? 
These are people who do...give back.  THANK you ALL for a Successful 2014 STAND DOWN.
SEE YOU September 26, 1015. same place. same rules.  

   NEXT YEAR-Sept.24,2016
       Knoxville Area Homeless Veterans Stand Down 

This is a website about the Honor Guard in funerals and other events.     Honor Guard.url
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Missing Man Table by Ann Wolf of Walland, TN.    grab a hanky.
 Shoes for Stand Down

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association 
officially purchased 25 pairs of waterproof boots for Stand Down. 
larger sizes, 11.5 through 14!    THANK YOU again!

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     LIVE at the Tennessee Valley Fair 2015/
click and hit play for audio.  The story he told of his writing the song: Traveling too much took them away from their small children. He wanted in song to tell them how much he missed and loved them.  Release was set for Oct.. 2001.  Then 9-11-2001 happened.
The group decided for an early release. On 9-12-2001.  It fit and fits perfectly. grab a hankie.
Rob and Brenda and crew from ROLLING THUNDER
Clyde, Paul and crew from US CAV.  that was BOB directing traffic in.  GREAT JOB
175 veterans!
2015 Remote Area Medical on duty!
With 75 Volunteers
for 130 veterans!
                                         2016 K.A.V.S.D. Event on saturday, September 24, 2016
                                       278th Armory, 3300 Sutherland Ave. Knoxville, TN
WBIR Ch.10 was there!

Homeless veterans in Knoxville got some help from organizations all over east Tennessee Saturday.

"Knoxville Area Homeless Veteran Stand-Down" organized the event.

Veterans were able to receive clothing, haircuts, help on resumes, and even legal services.

More than 130 volunteers provided meals for the heroes.

Program leaders say its clinics like this that can help veterans get past barriers they face and end homelessness.

"There's always been a homeless population with veterans. With other community resources, we are seeing less so we're doing a great job identifying these folks and helping them" said Christie Cook, the co chair of the Knoxville Veterans Affairs. 

Eight east Tennessee organizations helped make this annual event possible.


Alyce Dixon, the oldest female Veteran, passes away at 108yrs old

She was one-of-a-kind; a strong-willed, funny, wise, giving and feisty WWII Veteran.      
Pennies count!  Please help US help THEM!     501(c)3
 The QUILT OF VALOR presentation. SURPRISE!!!! 2/2016               

Raished Hardnett

Turning 100 years old is a milestone most never see, but it's not the first time one Crossville veteran is beating the odds.

Dozens of friends and family gathered in Crossville to celebrate the 100th birthday of Col. James Seals, who is one of the last living Pearl Harbor survivors.

Seals still recalls standing less than 200 yards away as fighter planes dropped bombs on Pearl Harbor, killing more than 2,500 people.

"I remember most being next to the Pennsylvania when it was hit,” he said. It left him with a daunting task: separating the bodies for two days.

“I went around to all of the service men that were killed. If they had a dog tag on their neck, I went around and put it over their mouth to identify them," he said. 

 THIS is what VofA stands for. A beautifully explained video.
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