COVID-19 cancels 14th Annual Anderson County Veterans Day

CLINTON – The Clinton American Legion Post #172, in partnership with The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12051, AMVETS Post #2 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 26, jointly have determined that the 14th Annual Anderson County Veterans Day Parade will be canceled because of uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Anderson County Veterans Day Parade has grown a lot over the years, and many veterans and their families look forward to the event each year.

With the COVID-19 concerns and issues throughout the county and within the schools, the American Legion membership felt, “due to safety of spectators and participants alike,” it is best to forego the parade this year and plan for a bigger and better parade in 2021, it was stated in a press release.

While this year’s parade has been canceled, discussions are underway to develop a program to celebrate Veterans Day and follow proper social-distancing restrictions and guidelines.

If you have questions or suggestions, contact Leon Jaquet, Anderson County Director of Veterans Services, at (865) 556-0997 or at the Anderson County Veteran Service Office, (865) 463-6803, in the Anderson County Courthouse.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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