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Tennessee budgets $50K for Johnson City/Washington County Veterans Memorial expansion

Johnson City Press • Updated May 7, 2018 at 5:07 PM

Funding that would help add to the Johnson City/Washington County Veterans Memorial has been included in Tennessee’s 2018-19 budget.

State Reps. Micah Van Huss, R-Gray, and Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, said in a news release the $50,000 would support the Tennessee Veterans Memorial Foundation’s efforts to add about 1,200 new spaces for the names of additional Johnson City and Washington County veterans to the existing shrine in Kiwanis Park near Mountain Home National Cemetery.

“Our veterans have made exceptional sacrifices to defend our freedom, and this memorial serves as an appropriate tribute to them,” Hill said in the release. “I am pleased that we were able to secure funding for this important project, which will enable us to honor more of our future veterans, and I will continue to fight for our military members and their families.”

“This memorial is a small way we can recognize and thank our veterans for their selfless and courageous service to our nation,” Van Huss said.

“As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, it is an honor to support this memorial by securing the vital funding it needs. This will ensure that future generations of our citizens are able to visit it and learn more about those the memorial honors.”

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