(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough) today presented a $50,000 check to officials with the Johnson City/Washington County Veterans Memorial to assist them with expansion plans related to the memorial honoring Johnson City and Washington County’s brave military heroes.
The funds will support 1,200 new spaces for the names of additional veterans to the more than 2,000 who are already memorialized on the hallowed grounds at Kiwanis Park.
Securing this funding as part of the 2018-2019 budget was a small way that Representative Hill could thank these courageous individuals and their families for their unwavering dedication to our state and to our nation.
“Our veterans and their loved ones deserve our respect and admiration because they have made remarkable sacrifices in the name of freedom,” said Representative Hill. “I am honored to have secured additional resources for this memorial because it is an appropriate tribute to them. I know these funds will allow this facility to honor our future generations of veterans, and I will continue to work with my colleagues in the General Assembly to ensure they and their families are never forgotten.”
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Matthew Hill serves as a member of the House Finance, Ways, & Means and House Health Committees. Hill is also a member of the House Health and House Rules Subcommittees. He lives in Jonesborough and represents District 7, which includes a portion of Washington County. Hill can be reached by email at [email protected] or by calling (615) 741-2251.