The 2016 Tennessee Great War Symposium

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Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls


The 2016 Tennessee Great War Symposium

  • Dennis Dudley, bagpiper
  • Dennis Dudley, bagpiper, opens the November 4 ceremony at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. He is followed by members of the Northside High School Junior ROTC carrying the colors.
  • Processional into First Presbyterian Church
  • Processional into First Presbyterian Church, Jackson. L to R: Louis de Corail, Consul General of France; Tre Hargett, Tennessee Secretary of State; Many-Bears Grinder, Tennessee Commissioner for the Department of Veterans Services; Senator Ed Jackson; Representative Johnny Shaw; Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist; Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris; and Tennessee Great War Commission Chair, Dr. Michael Birdwell.
  • Lt. General John “Glad” Castellaw
  • Lt. General John “Glad” Castellaw leads the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance; to the left, Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris; to the right, G. Andrew Pouncey, Tennessee Great War Commissioner.
  • The Speakers’ Dais
  • The Speakers’ Dais: L to R: 1st row, Secretary of State Tre Hargett, French Consul General in Atlanta, Louis de Corail; 2nd row: NAACP Jackson Madison County Branch President, Harrell Carter; Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner, Many-Bears Grinder; Senator Ed Jackson; 3rd row: Representative Johnny Shaw; Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist; Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris. At the lectern is G. Andrew Pouncey, Tennessee Great War Commission Member.
  • Dr. Michael Birdwell
  • Introductory Remarks by Tennessee Great War Commission Chair, Dr. Michael Birdwell.
  • Louis de Corail
  • Louis de Corail, Consul General of France in Atlanta, speaks about the long tradition of friendship between France and the United States.
  • Secretary of State Tre Hargett
  • Secretary of State Tre Hargett talks to the audience about Tennessee’s efforts to preserve the history of Tennesseans in World War I.
  • Mrs. Katie B. Cobb
  • Mrs. Katie B. Cobb, 104-widow of World War I veteran John A. Cobb, receives a proclamation from Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder.
  • Representative Shaw
  • Representative Shaw delivers his remarks honoring Mrs. Katie B. Cobb. L to r: John Ross, grandson of Mrs. Cobb; another grandson, Kermit Smith; Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder; Representative Johnny Shaw. Seated is Mrs. Katie B. Cobb, 104-years old widow of World War I veteran John A. Cobb.
  • Harrell Carter
  • Harrell Carter, President of the Jackson-Madison Branch of the NAACP, congratulates Mrs. Katie B. Cobb for her achievements. L to R: John Ross, grandson of Mrs. Cobb; Kermit Smith ; Harrell Carter; Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder; and Representative Johnny Shaw. Seated is Mrs. Katie B. Cobb.
  • Senator Ed Jackson
  • Senator Ed Jackson remembers the service and sacrifices of Tennesseans in World War I.
  • Madison County Major Jimmy Harris
  • Madison County Major Jimmy Harris and Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist present a Joint Resolution proclaiming November 4, 2016 the World War I Remembrance Day.
  • Mayor Gist
  • Mayor Gist presents the proclamation to Reggie Simms for safekeeping at the Madison County Bureau of Veterans Affairs.
  • Louis de Corail
  • Louis de Corail, French Consul General in Atlanta, receives a a key to the city of Jackson from Mayors Jimmy Harris and Jerry Gist.
  • Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls
  • Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls, organizer of the 2016 West Tennessee Symposium, talks about the meaning of the carillon of First Presbyterian Church Jackson to the audience.
  • Reverend John White
  • Reverend John White, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church Jackson, closes the ceremony and invites the audience to a carillon concert.
  • carillon concert
  • The audience gathers on the grounds to listen to the carillon concert of patriotic songs immediately following the ceremony.
  • French Consul General in Atlanta Louis de Corail
  • French Consul General in Atlanta Louis de Corail talks to Beth Adams at the reception following the ceremony.
  • Reverend John White, Tammy Buchanan, Louis de Corail
  • Reverend John White, Pastor First Presbyterian Church Jackson, Tammy Buchanan, Farmers Market Manager, City of Jackson, and Louis de Corail, Consul General of France in Atlanta, share a quiet moment at the reception.
  • Mrs. Katie B. Cobb
  • Mrs. Katie B. Cobb, 104-years old widow of World War I veteran John A. Cobb.