Our friend, cast & council member passes

A month ago, Vet to Vet Tennessee decided to do another Worth It performance.  A week ago, we obtained a donor, an acceptance of a new director, and a new venue. And we will have the same playwright, same producer, and many of the original cast members.  We were asked by the new director to forward him a list of cast members we thought were interested in performing in the new Worth It play.  We were ready to contact the cast members when we received a phone call that one of our friends died on June 26, 2022 from suicide.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear friend, council & cast member Dr. Andrew “Drew” Michael Sexton. Drew was a light in this world, and now we need to continue shining his light by carrying it within us in our own lives.

Drew wrote the following the day after Worth It play:

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Portrait of a Veteran

Students were given materials and paired with local military veterans to paint in person.  This event was led by teacher/artist Dr. Amber Patty, modeling techniques for painting the human portrait.  Paintings will be exhibited at the E. G. Fisher Library in Athens for the months of August 2022 for the “Portrait of a Veteran” Exhibit, hosted by the Community Artist League of Athens.  Students may pick their artwork up at the conclusion of the exhibition (September 1st at Monroe Area Council for the Arts (MACA).

Dr. Patty posted the following immediately after the event. “We love our veterans! Our artists were able to complete portraits in an hour and a half! Huge thank you to our sponsor, Monroe Area Council for the Arts, Vet to Vet in Madisonville, Mr. Ed Junod and our heroes that were able to offer an image or pose. We love you and thank you for your service!

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LG Washers & Driers for Korean War Veterans

The Knoxville Area Korean Association (KAKA) and LG remembered those who sacrificed and served during the Korean War on Friday, May 27, 2022.

U.S. Congressman Tim Burchett and Knox County Mayor Glen Jacobs were the special guest and speakers. LG President Ethan Son honored eight (8) Korean War Veterans and donated eight (8) new LG washers and drivers for their service during the Korean War.

Special thanks to KAKA President Elena McMillian, KAKA Board Member Michael Millan, Jin Eun Jung, Pastor of Sarang Church of Knoxville, Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, Vet to Vet Tennessee, LG Electronics Tennessee, Marine Corps League, Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Detachment, and KAKA staff.

Click here to view the event photos. Please help identify, honor, and advise our Korean War Veterans and their spouses by inviting them to the upcoming 13th Annual Korean War Veterans Memorial Luncheon on June 25, 2022, at 11:00.