Loudon Bridge Day 9-11-11
On 9-11-2011 Veterans, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, friends, and family will gather on the Loudon County Court House lawn at 7:00 a.m. for a memorial service. At the conclusion of the memorial service all volunteers are encouraged to help paint the Veterans Memorial-John Duncan Bridge. The painting will begin and end the same day 9-11-11, with the first 200 volunteers receiving a t-shirt.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation will be supplying all materials needed to complete the painting project. The paint and supplies will be stationed on the bridge ready for volunteers to work. Instructions will be given prior to departure for the bridge. The Loudon County Highway Department will be maintaining and resupplying painting materials as needed. The Loudon County Sheriffs Department, Loudon Police Department, and Lenoir City Police Department will provide traffic safety and control during the painting. Firefighters will also be available for any and all first aid need.
While the bridge painting takes place family activities will be provide free of charge on the courthouse lawn. Music, hotdogs, watermelon, homemade ice-cream, soft drinks, water, and kids inflatable's are just some of the many activities.
Congressman Jimmy Duncan, State Representative Jimmy Matlock, and Senator Randy McNally will be present during the Loudon Bridge Day event. They have been very influential in helping to make this event happen.
As a tribute to those who gave their life in honor of our country a Military Fly-Over is scheduled for 1:00 o’clock. Thirty minutes before the fly over the bridge work and courthouse activities will temporarily cease. Everyone will be asked to gather on the bridge for a moment of silent prayer honoring our fallen countrymen.
The event is being coordinated by State Representative Jimmy Matlock, Tim Brewster, Bill Russell, Larry Jameson, Kelly Littleton, Fire Chief Mike Brubaker, Chief Deputy Jimmy Davis, Lynn Mills, Mark Harrell and Kristi Ingram. There will be radio, TV, and newspaper coverage of this event. For more information call Kristi Ingram at 865-458-7525
Please join the following who have offered their services: The American Legion, V.F.W., Disabled Veterans, Loudon and Lenoir City Police Department, Loudon County Sheriffs Department, Loudon County Fire and Rescue, Loudon and Lenoir City Fire Departments, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Loudon County Highway Department, Loudon County Veterans Affairs Office, Greenback and Philadelphia Fire and Rescue Departments, and Loudon City Council. For more information call Kristi Ingram at 865-458-7525.
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