Monroe County Veterans Court accepting post pleas JIVs

Vet to Vet Tennessee’s 1st post-plea justice involved veteran (JIV) completes Monroe County Veterans Court program on January 9, 2018.  The Army Veteran was referred to VTVT by the VA Knoxville Outpatient Clinic on September 14, 2019.  The JIV was arrested and plead guilty in a Georgia court and lives in Knoxville TN; community service was part of his plea agreement.

Monroe County Veterans Court Judge Dwaine Thomas agreed to oversee Rodney’s community service through the supervision of VTVT Mentor Coordinator.  After completing his requirements on January 9, 2019, Rodney agreed to continue with the VC as a trainee mentor and will attend the next MCVC graduation on January 16, 2019 when he will thank Judge Thomas and VTVT for their support and opportunity to improve his life.

No braver souls are found, 
than among those who sacrifice 
for the love of their country and fellow man. 
We proudly hold you in our hearts with the deepest gratitude. 

Sincerest wishes for a blessed, peaceful and safe holiday. Vet to Vet Tennessee Family

Veterans help Alcoa amputee get his freedom back with wheelchair ramp

ALCOA, Tenn. (WVLT)– An East Tennessee war veteran got his freedom back. The amputee was a prisoner in his own home; unable to get down the stairs in his wheelchair — until now.

“Gets me out of my house,” Steve Lundy, a war veteran from 1976, said.

The Alcoa veteran relies on a wheelchair to get around, but had no way of getting down his front steps

Thanks to veterans helping each other, that’s no longer the case. Read More

Happy Thanksgiving

On October 3, 1863, in the midst of the bloodiest war America has ever fought, Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation “to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”

All of us at Vet to Vet Tennessee wish the men and women of our Armed Forces a Happy Thanksgiving.  We thank you for serving our country and we pray for your safety.  We also wish a Happy Thanksgiving to our military families – the most special group of all.

Only those who have experienced an airport or pier-side goodbye hug for a loved one leaving in uniform truly know what they endure.  Alone on this Thanksgiving, they bravely shoulder their families’ burdens because words like “duty” and “service” mean something to them.

Thank you and God Bless all of you this Thanksgiving.