Co-Grand Marshal Jeannie Seely, Tanda Castellaw and Co-Grand Marshall, LTG (ret) John Castellaw, USMC (Photo Credit: Moments By Moser Photography)
“Miss Country Soul,” Jeannie Seely was honored to represent the music sector as Co-Grand Marshal at the annual Nashville Regional City Veterans Day Parade in Nashville alongside Military Co-Grand Marshal, LTG (ret) John Castellaw, USMC from Alamo, Tennessee. Walter Bell, DCVCC’s DAV Commander Chapter 3 served as the parade chairman.
The Davidson County Veterans Coordinating Council honors the military Veterans, offers thanks to all military personnel who served the United States in all wars and serves as a meaningful reunion of Tennessee Veterans and thousands of supporters who attend the event each year showing appreciation of the individuals who served in the military.
“I was so proud to participate in the Veteran’s Day Parade in Nashville as the music Co-Grand Marshal. I am very proud to continue the tradition of my friend Jan Howard, who held this position for many years as a Gold Star Mother,” shared Jeannie Seely. “I honor her today along with all who served in the military and those who sacrificed at home. God Bless the USA!”
“It was a pleasure to join with Jeannie as Co-Grand Marshals for this year’s Veterans Parade. Both of us were born and raised in rural America where the love of country and support of those who serve is strong,” stated LTG (ret) John Castellaw, USMC. “Today we were able to give back a little of that love and support by saluting those veterans marching down Broadway.”
The parade celebration traces back to 1918 the end of World War I, 101 years ago. The Regional City designation is set by the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C.
Co-Grand Marshal Jeannie Seely and Anthony Westbrooks, Chairman Davidson County Veterans Coordinatig Council and Commandant and Music Dity Marine Corps League (Photo Credit: Moments By Moser Photography)
Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans that have served in the United States Armed Forces (and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable). It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major U.S. veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
About Jeannie Seely: Country music legend Jeannie Seely has achieved chart topping songs as a solo artist, as a duet partner, and as a songwriter. Early in her career, Jeannie’s deeply moving vocals earned her the nickname of “Miss Country Soul”– a title that’s still used today. Jeannie’s biggest dream came true when she was inducted as a member of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, becoming the first Pennsylvania native to do so. Jeannie takes much pride in her involvement and support of musicians’ rights. In 2017, Jeannie celebrated her 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. From her 1966 Top 10 Billboard album The Seely Style to her recent self–produced album Written In Song, consisting entirely of songs she’s written, Jeannie’s recordings have spanned six decades and provided enjoyment to country music fans all around the world. In his 2003 book “Finding Her Voice: Women In Country Music,” music critic Robert K. Oermann wrote, “With her chin-out, tough/tender, heart-of-gold manner, Jeannie Seely remains one of country’s most completely modern female personalities,” and that statement still holds true. Keep up with all things Jeannie Seely at www.jeannieseely.com.https://www.countryschatter.com/2019/11/jeannie-seely-honors-veterans-as-co-grand-marshal-for-nashvilles-annual-veterans-day-parade/EventsPress Release"Finding Her Voice: Women In Country Music",Anthony Westbrooks,Jeannie Seely,Nashville Regional City Veterans Day Parade,Rober K. Oermann,Twitter