This section is for articles about the Volunteer Base.
Saturday, July 9, 2016 the USSVI Volunteer Base held it's annual picnic at the Cheatham Lock and Dam. We had a great turnout, lots of food and plenty of heat and flies to round out the picnic. Here are a few pictures of all the festivities.
Click on the link below to see the information provided at the celebration of life ceremony.
Rest your oars sailor! You will be missed.
The first USSVI Volunteer Base Meeting for 2016 was held today and the swearing in of new officers took place.
After the swearing in of the new Base Commander, Keith swore in the new
Vice Commander, Jeff Holman
Secretary, Vinny McCrum
Treasurer, Scott Vaden
Other Items of discussion were the location of the base picnic in July, the presentation of the Holland Club awards in April, and a survey to the members for deciding on activities for members in the upcoming year.
December 12th was the base Christmas Meeting. Elections were held for the new base officers for the next two years. Base Officers Directory.
Presentation of dolphins to the out going commander for a job well done!
Other pictures taken during the event provided by Gene Tidwell.
There is no free parking and parking fees are determined by the length of time you park your vehicle and
the lot you park your vehicle in (at least there are free shuttle rides to and from each lot). Here is a link to the lots & parking fees.
As veterans, you know the sacrifice these WWII soldiers have made. Come out Saturday evening to the airport and welcome these guys back to Nashville.
Put this on your calendars now and make plans to attend!
This will be the 16th consecutive year we have participated in the Nashville Veterans Day events and parade. As promised here's the location & directions to the Nashville Veterans Day (not-free) breakfast & parade. As in the past we will meet for breakfast at 8 AM which gives us time to be seated, order, and eat before traveling to the Nashville parade assembly area.
4323 Sidco Drive
Nashville, TN 37204-4509
The Cracker Barrel is located on Sidco Drive at Exit 78 at I-65 & Harding Place.
Parade Assembly Location:
Parade line up starts at 10 AM on Broadway @ 16th Ave S. but we meet up in the Off Broadway Shoes Warehouse parking lot located at 16th Avenue S. & McGavock St. The attached map shows the 2 easiest routes to the Off Broadway Shoes Warehouse parking lot. The parade starts at 11 AM.
Click on map for a larger view
This is really a nice parade and I actually enjoyed it more than the Nashville parade. It is relatively small and quaint, but it is a lot of fun. This will be the 3rd year we have participated in the Nolensville Veterans Day events and parade. Nolensville is a real nice small southern town just below Nashville and those of us that that participated in their events last year had a great time. As promised here's the location & directions to the Nolensvile free Veterans breakfast & Veterans Day parade.
Breakfast runs from 8:30 AM to 10 AM
If you are going to participate in the breakfast, please fill out the form.
Form to participate in the Breakfast
Mark Parrish, and Brother of the Phin, was saluted by the Nashville Predators and their full house crowd during the military tribute. Mark served as a Torpedoman's Mate aboard USS Growler in the Pacific in WWII on combat war patrols against the Japanese Navy, including the patrol during which the Captain, Howard W. Gilmore, earned the Medal of Honor for the actions that cost him his life in a night surface attack against a Japanese convoy. Mark was one of the crewmen who sailed the damaged Growler back to Australia for repairs and a return to the fight. Well done, sailor.
Thanks Vinny for making this happen and to Pat for the write up! Great job guys.
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