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Tennessee Fisher House Ground Breaking Ceremony

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The ceremonial ground breaking event takes place as shovels are sunk into the dirt by the event speakers.

From the left, David Coker, President Fisher House Foundation, Juan Morales, TVHS Director, Andrea Lawrence, President of the Tennessee Fisher House Board, and David Hughes, event keynote speaker, provide the ceremonial ground breaking for the new Fisher House on Sept. 13th.

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Fisher House ground breaking ceremony for the new location being built in Murfreesboro, TN, near the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center took place on September 13th, 2012.

The event speakers included David Hughes as the keynote speaker, David Coker, President of the Fisher House Foundation, Andrea Lawrence, President of the Tennessee Fisher House Board, and Juan Morales, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Director. Country musician Stephen Cochran performed his new song titled "Pieces."

The pavillion was packed with representatives from Veteran organizations, Veterans and family members who all gathered to witness the ground breaking ceremony.

More images from the Fisher House Ground Breaking Ceremony can be seen on the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/VATVHS

The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's active military and Veterans in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Because Veterans, members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.

For more information about the Tennessee Fisher House, please go to :  www.tennesseefisherhouse.org