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Community Unites for Annual Veterans Program

The sun was shining and the weather uncharastically warm on November 6 when the annual Veterans Day program was held in Pleasant View.

Veterans, their families, local officials, and members of the community gathered at the site of the memorial to honor veterans.

The event, usually put on by Pleasant View Elementary School before COVID-related restrictions, was overseen by the North Cheatham Civitan Club.

American Idol finalist and local favorite, Tristan McIntosh, performed the National Anthem. Chad Smith took to the mic with a rendition of America the Beautiful, the Pleasant View Christian School choir performed The Armed Forces Medley, and Ty Mathes closed out the night with his bagpipes.

The guest of honor was Harold Hodges, a US Army veteran, and the guest speaker was outgoing Pleasant View Mayor Perry Keenan. Appearances were also made by local Scout troops and Pleasant View United Methodist Church.

Also during the patriotic program, the newly constructed fire pit was dedicated. The pit, created by Eagle Scout Robert Aaron Dobbs, will be used year round for officially retiring flags. Additionally, 15 new 4x8 pavers, three 8x8 pavers, and five business pavers were dedicated.


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