Patriot Day Award Winners

9-11-01Manchester’s annual Patriot Day ceremony was held last Friday. After the tragic events and the loss of many lives 9-11-01, local veterans began sponsoring an event to honor local first responders. At the 14th annual event held on the square the following were honored with Patriot Day Awards; Jonathan Anthony, Jackie Matheny Jr. (Manchester Police Department), Michael Wilder (Tullahoma Police Department), Curtis Lane (New Union Fire Department), Gene Nickles Jr. (Hickerson Station Fire Department), Sgt. Larry Fraley (Tenn. Hwy. Patrol), Linda Forrester (Coffee Co. Rescue Squad), Melissa Carter (Hillsboro Fire Department), Stephen Sharketti (Coffee County Sheriff’s Department), Richard Steiner (Tullahoma Fire Department), Emmitt “Casey” Wright, Gary Gesell, and Roger Chambers (Manchester Fire Department), Kim Beard (911 Dispatch) and Curtis Bennett (Summitville Fire Department).