A total of 604 flags will be flying during the 11th anniversary of 9/11. 603 to symbolize the loss of soldiers from Fort Campbell since Sept. 11, 2001 and one for Sgt. Jacob Schwallie with the 82nd Airborne who passed away earlier this year.
According to McLaughlin, the flags are placed every year on September 11th, Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day and July 4th, with the help of the Combat Vet’s Motorcycle Association.
When asked why she was so involved with all the patriotic events, Mclauglin said, “My husband was a soldier who retired after 22 years and I was lucky enough that he retired after 22 years and every time he deployed he came home and I’m one of the lucky ones.” She added, “Being part of the military was one of the greatest part of our lives and we want to make sure we’re there for the military families as well.”
Army Sgt. Jacob M. Schwallie, 22, of Clarksville, Tenn.; assigned to 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 7 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device.
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Spc. Tocarra Courtrier, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, embraces Roosevelt Gongob after being proposed to at a welcome home ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 22, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sg
Sgt. Kyle Zobel, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) reunites with his wife Christine after returning from a nine-month deployment at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 18, 2013. (U.S. Army pho
Will take place May 24-25 at Ruby Tuesday on Ft. Campbell Blvd. The restaurant will give back 20% of every diner’s bill to the Fort Campbell Fisher House. Flyer must be presented. For more information, call 270-798-8330.
Personal Protection in the Home Course
Will take place Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at C.I.R.T.R.A. Training ANNEX, 137 Dean Drive. Learn home defense planning, the defensive mindset, legal responsibilities regarding the defense of your home, using a handgun in home defense and more during this detailed course sponsored by Clarksville Indoor Range & Threat Reduction Academy. Space is limited to the first 6 registered Students. Call 877-424-8333 for more information.