American Legion Post #172 Celebrating the Birthday of The American Legion’s

VETERANS and CITIZENS of ANDERSON COUNTY

AS WE APPROACH THE AMERICAN LEGION’S BIRTHDAY BEING MARCH 15-17, WE CONFIRM OUR MISSION:

To enhance the well-being of America’s veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

The American Legion vision statement “Veterans Strengthening America” and the value principles are:

A VETERAN IS A VETERAN – The American Legion embraces all current and former members of the military and endeavors to help them transition into their communities.

SELFLESS SERVICE – The American Legion celebrates all who contribute to something larger than themselves and inspires others to serve and strengthen America.

AMERICAN VALUES AND PATRIOTISM – The American Legion advocates for upholding and defending the United States Constitution, equal justice and opportunity for everyone and discrimination against no one, youth education, responsible citizenship and honoring military service by observing and participating in memorial events.

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT – The American Legion meets the unique needs of local communities.

ADVANCING THE VISION – The American Legion educates, mentors, and leads new generations of Americans.

HONOR THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE US – which means The American Legion pays perpetual respect for all past military sacrifices to ensure they are never forgotten by new generations.

ANDERSON COUNTY AMERICAN LEGION POST #172

Submitted By:

                  Hugh Turpin

                  Post Funding-Activity Coordinator

                  865-414-3316

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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