Sen. Crowe chosen to serve on state’s U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission

Published 8:22 am Friday, July 26, 2019

State Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) has been appointed to the Tennessee Commission for the United States Semiquincentennial. The commission is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing a program to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. which will take place in 2026. The group, which was authorized under a new law passed this year, will specifically highlight the role of Tennessee and Tennesseans in the historic event.

“We have much to be proud of in Tennessee regarding our state’s rich heritage,” said Sen. Crowe. “As we look back to our nation’s first struggles, even before Tennessee became a state, our ancestors at the Battle of Kings Mountain had already begun what Americans would come to know over the next two centuries that Tennesseans are quick to bravely answer the call of freedom. I am very honored to shine a bright light on Tennessee’s many contributions over the past 250 years and consider it a privilege to serve on this committee to complete this mission.”

Crowe said the commission will coordinate with federal, state and local agencies on projects to welcome regional, national and international tourists to Tennessee. They will also hold public meetings to solicit the input of citizens throughout the state in developing semiquincentennial programs.

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“We are hopeful that this event will bring tourists to Tennessee as we highlight our many accomplishments,” added Crowe. “The overall goal is to recognize Tennessee’s integral role in our nation’s founding and the impact of its people on our country’s past, present and future.”