Hagerty Video Message Honoring Veterans Day

NASHVILLE, TN—United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) today released the following message and video honoring our nation’s heroes on Veterans Day:

“The love of country—especially that which compels one to put aside his or her own personal ambitions and step into a life of military service—is a virtue that must never be discounted. This devotion to our Nation is an upstanding trait, a praiseworthy ambition, and today, we recognize the great men and women whose willingness to serve and allegiance to freedom’s preservation moved them into uniform and onto the battlefield. 

“To America’s valiant defenders in the air, on land, and at sea—our true heroes—who have dug trenches, stormed beaches, flown planes into battle, and steered ships toward the fight: thank you. America salutes you. We honor you. And we are forever indebted to you for surrendering your own safety to fortify the safety of others. For forfeiting your own dreams so others can achieve theirs. And for risking it all to consecrate America as the greatest Nation on earth.

“On this Veterans Day, may we pause and remember the unmatched men and women that have given their time, blood, sweat, tears—and for many, their lives—for the sake of our liberty. May we humble ourselves with gratitude in remembering that the opportunities we have, and the freedom we walk in is because others, in bravery and nobility, sacrificed theirs. May God bless our resilient Veterans, may God bless their loved ones, and may God bless America.”

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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