NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Six veteran state employees have been recognized by Governor Bill Haslam.
The governor joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston from the Tennessee Military Department for the Governor’s Veterans Day event on Thursday at the Tennessee Tower Plaza.
They also recognized more than 474,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras.
“When we are talking to employers about Tennessee’s skilled workforce, veterans play a huge role in making the Volunteer State competitive,” Governor Haslam said. “Veterans represent more than 6 percent of the State of Tennessee’s executive branch and I am proud to work along so many people who have bravely served our country.”
“Employers and college campuses are looking for ways to recruit veterans for their leadership, discipline, integrity and loyalty,” Grinder said. “It is exciting to see every day become Veterans Day to the benefit of our customers, our state and our communities.”
“We’re here today to remember the sacrifices our Veterans and their families have made, and to honor the courage it takes to defend duty, honor and country,” Haston said.
According to reports, around 2,407 veterans have currently been working for the state, and an estimated 474,686 veterans live in Tennessee.
Those with the state released information on the six veteran state employees who were recognized. To view that, visit the photo gallery below.
Governor Haslam recognized them for “making a difference within their area of expertise with a combined 73 years of state service.”