(NASHVILLE) May 15, 2018 – State Senator Ed Jackson (R-Jackson) announced today that $100,000 was appropriated in the 2018/2019 state budget recently adopted by the Tennessee General Assembly for the Dyersburg Army Air Base Veterans’ Museum. The appropriation, which was sponsored by Senator Jackson, will go towards maintenance of the museum.
“I am pleased these funds are going to this museum that does so much to preserve the incredible history of our veterans,” said Senator Jackson. “The museum has done a tremendous job serving and teaching the surrounding community with rich historical displays and photographs of US military conflicts.”
The Veterans’ Museum is located on the site of The Dyersburg Army Air Base, a base that was established as a training facility during World War 2 for B-17 Flying Fortress pilots. While the Museum honors veterans from that era, it also honors all veterans with displays from the different wars and conflicts in which the U.S. has been involved.
“We must never forget the sacrifice and risk associated with wars fought by our courageous veterans,” added Senator Jackson. “This museum preserves our history and serves to remind us of the sacrifices made during those times of war. I am grateful that this appropriation will help this museum continue to operate and serve a great purpose,” added Jackson.