Johnson City Press: Veteran, historian to talk about "Keeping Our Veterans Memories Alive"

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Veteran, historian to talk about "Keeping Our Veterans Memories Alive"

• Feb 4, 2019 at 5:17 PM

“Tennessee Presents: Keeping Our Veterans Memories Alive” will be the topic for the Thursday, Feb. 7, meeting of the Watauga Historical Association.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Tipton Haynes State Historical Site 2620 S. Roan St, with Allen Jackson, from Jonesborough, as the speaker.

Jackson, a retired Air Force veteran, will discuss the history of the Johnson City-Washington County Veterans Memorial Foundation and Park, some of the veterans remembered there and the work to keep their memories alive, now and in the future. There will also be a display of the work that foundation is doing to ensure  veterans are remembered.

Jackson is a Johnson City native and was raised in Jonesborough. He attended Lamar School and graduated from David Crockett High School. He entered the Air Force in 1981 and served for for 26 years, primarily in security forces. He spent four years with the Royal Air Force Regiment, five  years in Special Operations and nearly nine years in Black/Joint Operations as a Department of Defense, serving as a top secret courier. He spent five of those years as station chief in charge of all courier operations for Northern Europe.

Jackson serves as the historian for the Veterans Memorial Foundation; a historian/researcher for the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association; historian for the Tri-Cities Military Affairs Council; director/historian of the Jonesborough Genealogical Society, historian for American Legion Kings Mountain Post No. 24 and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 9 of Washington County.

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