NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Recently, State Representative Clark Boyd (R-Lebanon), State Representative Susan Lynn (R-Mt. Juliet), and State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) donated 24 flags to the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency (WEMA).
Their donation included both new American flags, as well as Tennessee flags for all of WEMA’s 24 stations across the county. It was an opportunity for the Wilson County Legislative Delegation to thank area first responders for their incredible service to their communities.
Some WEMA members and first responders from the Lebanon and Mount Juliet Fire Departments recently returned home after traveling to the Carolinas to assist with relief and recovery efforts in the region following Hurricane Florence. Their duties included delivering supplies, relocating residents, assessing damage, as well as identifying immediate needs of the citizens impacted by the powerful storm.
“Our emergency personnel make incredible sacrifices to ensure our communities remain safe and the needs of our citizens are met in times of crisis,” said Representative Boyd. “Donating these flags is a small way we can thank them for the remarkable work they perform each day.”
“Our first responders are often called upon to assist with some of the most difficult situations imaginable,” said Representative Lynn. “These brave men and women deserve our admiration and respect. As a member of our General Assembly, it is an honor to fight for our emergency personnel, and this donation is a way we can support them and their families as they continue to serve our communities.”
“While most people are running from danger, our first responders run towards it,” said Senator Pody. “We want to honor those who choose to dedicate their life to serving and protecting our communities. This donation reaffirms our commitment to their work and their mission.”
Clark Boyd serves as a member of the House Insurance & Banking Committee. He is also a member of the House Consumer & Human Resources Committee and Subcommittee. Boyd lives in Lebanon and represents House District 46, which includes Cannon, and part of Wilson and Dekalb Counties. He can be reached by email at: [email protected] or by calling (615) 741-7086.
Susan Lynn is the Chairman of the House Consumer & Human Resources Subcommittee. Lynn is also a member of the House Consumer & Human Resources, House Finance Ways & Means and House Ethics Committee, as well as the Joint Fiscal Review Committee. She lives in Mount Juliet and represents House District 57, which includes part of Wilson County. Lynn can be reached by email at [email protected] or by calling (615) 741-7462.
Mark Pody serves as 2nd Vice-Chair of the Senate Energy, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Committee. He is also a member of the Senate Transportation & Safety, and Senate Government Operations Committees, as well as the Joint Government Operations Judiciary & Government and the Joint Government Operations Commerce, Labor, Transportation, & Agricultural Subcommittees. Pody lives in Lebanon and represents Senate District 17, which includes Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Macon, Smith, and Wilson Counties. He can be reached by email at: [email protected] or by calling (615) 741-2421.