|194th Engineer Brigade to be honored Sunday |
|Posted: Friday, June 4, 2010 12:41 pm |
|Nashville – Soldiers from the Tennessee National Guard’s 194th Engineer Brigade, headquartered in Jackson, will be honored in a Freedom Salute ceremony Sunday, June 6, in Jackson. |
Approximately 140 Guardsmen and their families will be recognized during the Sunday program, set to begin at 9 a.m. at Union University’s Carl Grant Events Center. The public is invited to attend.
Maj. Gen. Mike Maloan, of Martin, will be on hand to present each soldier with a beautiful, cased American flag, a ceremonial coin, medallion and lapel pin to commemorate their service to this country.
National Guard soldiers who have served more than one tour of duty will receive special recognition.
The prestigious Minuteman Statue and a large, framed flag mosaic will also be presented to individuals and organizations or businesses in the community for their outstanding support of the unit and families during the deployment.
The engineers arrived home at Jackson’s McKellar-Sikes Airfield on April 4 after a year in Iraq, their second deployment to that country.
The brigade is composed of Guardsmen primarily from West Tennessee but includes soldiers from Middle Tennessee and other areas of the state.