Wounded Marine Receives Surprise From Honoring The Sacrifice Foundation

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Corporal Daniel Palmer (USMC ret.) proudly served with the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment.

In 2010, while on patrol in Marjah, Afghanistan, his life changed forever when Cpl. Palmer stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). As a result of the blast, he lost his right leg and sustained other life-altering injuries. Chattanooga-based Honoring the Sacrifice Foundation surprised the Palmer family when they presented him with a gently-used 2013 Toyota Sienna.

According to Honoring the Sacrifice Board President Todd Smith, “this van will provide much needed, safe and reliable transportation for Cpl.

Palmer, his wife, and their three young children.” The presentation took place at Capital Toyota on Lee Highway in Chattanooga. The Capital Toyota staff was in on the surprise, and joined Honoring the Sacrifice in revealing the secret to an overwhelmed Palmer family.

To learn more about the Honoring the Sacrifice Foundation, go to its web site atwww.honoringthesacrifice.org.


Freedom Rings Commemorates D-Day And WWII Veterans

Weekly Road Construction Report

Girl Scouts Holds Drive-Through Cookie Booth Saturday At 24Hour Self Storage


Hamilton County Government will join Freedom Rings Global’s commemoration on the 76th Anniversary of the D-Day Landing at Normandy. Residents of Hamilton County and the region are encouraged ... (click for more)

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: I-24 Replacement of Belvoir Avenue bridge over I-24 and I-24 bridges over Germantown Road near MM 183: Lane shifts are in place ... (click for more)

Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians will be selling Girl Scout Cookies by way of a drive-through cookie booth on Saturday at 24Hour Self Storage, 2620 Guthrie St. NW, Cleveland, TN, from ... (click for more)



Happenings

Freedom Rings Commemorates D-Day And WWII Veterans

Hamilton County Government will join Freedom Rings Global’s commemoration on the 76th Anniversary of the D-Day Landing at Normandy. Residents of Hamilton County and the region are encouraged to ring their bells at 6:44 p.m. this Saturday. The bells will begin ringing in Western Europe and will continue across the continent and the Atlantic Ocean to the United States and Canada. ... (click for more)

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: I-24 Replacement of Belvoir Avenue bridge over I-24 and I-24 bridges over Germantown Road near MM 183: Lane shifts are in place on I-24 EB and WB under the Belvoir Avenue Bridge, at North and South Terrace approaching the Belvoir Avenue Bridge, and on Germantown Road under the I-24 Bridge. Single interior lane closures ... (click for more)

Breaking News

2 Killed In I-75 Crash Involving Fleeing Stolen Vehicle Suspect And 2nd Vehicle

Two people were killed in a crash on I-75 on Thursday night involving a fleeing stolen vehicle suspect and another car that he struck. According to Sheriff Gary R. Sisk, on Thursday, at approximately 10:40 p.m. the Catoosa County Sheriffs Office was assisting the Ringgold Police Department to locate a vehicle that had just been stolen from the Circle K convenience store at Smitherman ... (click for more)

Nashville Chancellor Says All Tennessee Voters Must Be Allowed To Vote Absentee

A Nashville chancellor ruled Thursday that Tennessee election officials must allow all voters in the state to cast absentee ballots in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle said state limits on absentee voting constitute “an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right to vote guaranteed by the Tennessee Constitution.” She said the state must “prominently ... (click for more)

Opinion

It's About Time Riverbend Was Cancelled - And Response

Since its inception, Friends of the Festival seemed bound and determined to make Riverbend a national event, ignoring the opinions of many Chattanoogans. Riverbend started as a local event drawing on the tastes and desires of local citizens yet has devolved into an outrageously expensive, super-crowded two-week-long free-for-all. Riverbend has drastically deviated from its original ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Rhea Migrants Vanish!

A promising online news website debuted last month from its statewide base in Nashville. Identifying itself as “Tennessee—Lookout,” the website has what appears to be sound leadership and creditable reporters. Its vow is that it hopes to become an “Independent non-profit news site dedicated to covering Tennessee government, policy and politics. Hard-hitting but fair.” I wish it ... (click for more)