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May 2024 | Tennessee Submarine Memorial Assoc. News

May 2024 | Tennessee Submarine Memorial Assoc. News

May  2024 Greetings from the Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association. May is a special month among military veterans, their families and many Americans. During the month we observe Memorial Day. It is, of course, a solemn day, our opportunity to commemorate the fallen sailors, soldiers, airmen and marines who paid the ultimate price in defense of the Nation. Formal commemoration of our war dead was probably first observed in 1865 in Charleston by former slaves, about a month after the Confederacy…

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April 2024 | Tennessee Submarine Memorial Assoc. News

April 2024 | Tennessee Submarine Memorial Assoc. News

April  2024 Greetings from the Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association. April is the month Submariners celebrate the birthday of the Silent Service, marking the U.S. Navy’s acceptance of USS Holland in commission on April 11, 1900. As we mark our 124th birthday we also remember the over 4000 Brothers of the Phin, lost aboard 65 American submarines, nine before WWII, 52 during WWII and four after WWII. April 10th is the anniversary of the loss of one of those boats, USS…

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March 2024 | Tennessee Submarine Memorial Assoc. News

March 2024 | Tennessee Submarine Memorial Assoc. News

March 2024 Greetings from the Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association. We continue to make great strides in organizing the Board committees, identifying a memorial site and in launching a preliminary memorial design. Our newly named Advisory Board member, Jon Jacques, met with officials of a Middle Tennessee town that is interested in becoming the host for a Tennessee Submarine Memorial. More details will be discussed in early March and we’ll have a full report for you when we can confirm the…

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February 2024 | TSMA News

February 2024 | TSMA News

February 2024 Greetings from the Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association. Last month the Board did a deep dive, pardon the pun, into our main effort and organized committees to focus our tireless team on moving our project forward. The Board also approved creation of a TSMA Advisory Board, to bring more Submariners, military folks and community leaders onto our team. You can read more about the focus of our committees and the TSMA Advisory Board in this newsletter. The Board also…

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January 2024 | TSMA News

January 2024 | TSMA News

January 2024 Happy New Year and welcome to the first TSMA newsletter of 2024. This monthly series will keep you up to date on the progress we’re making bringing a memorial to Tennessee to commemorate American Submariners lost in war and peace in defense of the nation. Please share this newsletter with family, friends and everyone in your network and encourage them to become monthly donors to build a memorial. Get the newsletter. UPDATE Take a minute to read our…

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Remembering sacrifice in defense of the nation

Remembering sacrifice in defense of the nation

August 2023 Update Never Forgotten Americans justly take pride in remembering the men and women who died in the Armed Forces. Since 1868 those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation were commemorated on Memorial Day, and other ceremonies at other times. American Submariners are proud of their forerunners in the Silent Service, especially those who have gone on “Eternal Patrol.” Across the country there are memorials dedicated to the men who were lost, in cemeteries, public…

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