Tonya Lee Stoutt Brown receives the “George” Award

January 6, 2019.  Tonya Lee Stott Brown, Writer Director of the drama, comedy and musical play “Coming Home”.  The show was presented to the public for free on 2018 Veterans Day at the First Baptist Church of Maryville, Tennessee.  The theme of the show was faith-based recovery of a WWII combat veteran who returned home with chronic depression, PTSD and readjustment conditions.  Tonya worked with VTVT to adapt the play to include suicidal ideation and allowed VTVT’s President to address the epidemic of suicide minutes before the play began.  Over $3,000.00 donations were accepted after the play and presented to VTVT to help with their 15 veteran programs.  VTVT was blessed to have found 8 individuals who were currently suicidal and looking for help!  Thanks Tonya for saving lives.

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.