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Armed Forces Day is Saturday At the Gordon Browning Museum


McKENZIE — The Gordon Browning Museum in downtown McKenzie is hosting Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 15 to honor active troops and to memorialize the serve of Governor Gordon Browning, who was a WWI and II veteran.
The event will feature living history reenactors from all wars, beginning at 10 a.m., a color guard ceremony at noon at the War Memorial in Veterans Park, and a speech on Colonel Gordon Browning in the museum at 1:30 p.m. inside the museum.
Governor Gordon Browning, formerly General Eisenhower’s Deputy Chief of Staff, paid tribute in the first Armed Forces Day in 1949 in Nashville Tennessee. Called “the Captain who commanded Generals” Colonel Gordon Browning was a WWI veteran, U.S. Congressman 1923-1935, Governor of Tennessee 1937-1939, Military Governor of Luxembourg and Belgium in WWII, General Eisenhower’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Military Governor of the American Occupation Zone, Governor of Tennessee 1949-1951, Governor of Tennessee 1951-1953 and a dedicated Tennessee and American the remainder of his life.
His role in WWII and his post war leadership are mostly unknown to the public, but his dedication to veterans and the country was well known in the military and politics.

Just as Browning paid tribute to all soldiers for his entire life, a ceremony is Saturday so the public can show active troops support for them.
The event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. in downtown McKenzie.
The event is in memory of William Terry Hancock, chief warrant officer and veteran of four wars, the late First Lieutenant Jere Robinson Cox of the Tennessee National Guard and Director/Curator of the Gordon Browning Museum and Genealogical Library, and the late James Edward Choate, WWII veteran and board member of the Gordon Browning Museum. Salute!!! You both devoted your lives serving Tennessee and the United States of America.
The public is encouraged to attend.