Events and Ceremonies
Veterans Day Parade
Every year, the MCVSO organizes and hosts our community's Veterans Day Parade. Community and military leaders share their thoughts on this important day of remembrance, and scores of area clubs, community groups, military service organizations, high school bands, JROTC units, Fort Campbell soldiers and hundreds of spectators gather together to pay tribute to the men and women, past and present, who have served our country.
Change in pre-parade ceremonies/reviewing stand location, route
The Clarksville-Montgomery County 2012 Veterans Day Parade will take place Nov. 10, with pre-parade ceremonies at 9 a.m. in front of the historic courthouse on South Third Street. This is a change from recent years, when the ceremonies as well as the reviewing stand were at Public Square.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of N. Eighth and College Streets, next to the Sundquist Science Building at Austin Peay State University. The parade will proceed right onto College Street, left onto University Avenue, right onto Main Street, left onto North Second Street, left onto South Third Street, right onto Franklin Street, left onto 8th Street then back to the APSU parking area.
A Veterans Day breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the Morgan University Center at APSU
The 2012 parade theme is "Honoring All Veterans" with a special commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, May 28, 2012 through November 11, 2025, as stated in a proclamation signed by President Barack Obama on May 25, 2012.
Please call 931-553-5173 for more information. Print Parade Map.
Veterans Outreach 2013: Friday, April 26, 10 a.m.
Each April, the MCVSO, in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs, hosts a daylong Veterans Outreach for veterans and their dependents at William O. Beach Civic Hall in Veterans Plaza, 350 Pageant Lane, Clarksville. Representatives from the MCVSO, TDVA, VA health care, veterans groups and federal, state, county and community agencies are on hand to provide information and enrollment opportunities for veterans and other eligible beneficiaries.
Veteran should bring their DD-214 as TDVA will be able to file claims on-site as well as enroll veterans in E-benefits.
Learn more about VA benefits such as:
- Service-Connected Disability Compensation Claims and Appeals
- Dependent and Survivor Benefits
- Non-Service Connected Pensions
- Burial Benefits
- VA Healthcare
- GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and other Education Entitlements
- Military service and discharge records
- Agent Orange and Gulf War Issues
…as well as non –VA programs and entitlements for veterans and their families from other agencies and veterans groups.
Tennessee Dept of Veterans Affairs
Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization
VA Regional Office E-benefits registration
MEDICAL, MENTAL HEALTH and SOCIAL SERVICES
Dept of Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System:
* VA Homeless Program
* Women Veterans Health Program
* VA Clarksville Outpatient Clinic
* Social Work Services
Vet Center – with mobile Vet Center (outside only)
Tennessee State Veterans Home
Pennyroyal Veterans Center Hopkinsville
Guardian Home Care and Hospice
Oasis In-Home Care
Home Instead Senior Care
EMPLOYMENT and EDUCATION
US Dept of Labor Veterans Program
Small Business Administration
TN Small Business Development Center
State of TN Vocational Rehabilitation
State of TN Higher Education Commission Veterans Education Program
Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP)
Veterans Upward Bound
University of Phoenix Military Education Liaison
Operation Stand-Down Nashville
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West
Montgomery County Trustees Office
VETERAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
Women Veterans of America, Chapter 20
Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 457
Montgomery County Veterans Transportation Service
Veterans Temporary Emergency Assistance Program
VFW Post #4895
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 396
555th Parachute Infantry Association
Military Officers Association of America, Fort Campbell Center
Gold Star Mothers, Middle TN Chapter
Gold Star Wives, Tuckassee Chapter
Join us for our annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, Madison Street. A host of veteran service organizations, musicians, city and county officials and Fort Campbell soldiers gather together with the public to remember and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrafice for their country. Special ceremonies such as the POW/Missing Man Table and Honors and the Laying of the Wreath are part of the morning's events.
Flag Day Ceremony
The MCVSO, in conjunction with VFW Post 4895, collects worn, damaged or otherwise unservicable U.S. flags and properly destroys them, by burning, during the annual Flag Day Ceremony on June 14 at the VFW Post, 1701 Haynes St., Clarksville. Damaged flags may be dropped off at our office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.