PLEASE NOTE: All events and dates are subject to change.

Rolling Thunder, Chapter One TN

Any events or event information that should be on the Calendar should be sent

to the web master by e-mail ( Tom Oakley ).


Wed 21st. Monthly closed board meeting 7:00 pm.

Sun.26th. Monthly membership meeting 1:00 pm at Smyrna V.F.W.


Wed. 19th . Monthly closed board meeting 7:00 P.M.

Sun. 23rd. Monthly membership meeting 1:00 at Smyrna V.F.W.

MARCH 2014

Wed. 19th. Closed board Smyrna V.F.W. at 7:00 P.M.

Sat 22nd. Classic Cycles Rally "Rising the Wounded" click here for flyer

Sun. 23rd Membership meeting Smyrna V.F.W. at 1:00 PM.

Thurs. 27th. The Joshua Chamberlain Society-- --is hosting a concert for local wounded Heros. click here for flyer.


APRIL 2014

Wed.16th. We have been invited to escort the traveling Wall in Columbia on April 16th. Attached is the flyer for the event. I hope we will be able to attend! At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16 we will meet the AVTT Traveling Vietnam Veteran's Wall at Love's Truck Stop at Exit 46 off I65 and escort it to the event venue at The Arbors at Polk Memorial Gardens. We would be honored to have your group ride in and lead the escort! We would also love to invite your group to participate in other events throughout the weekend. We are actually bringing this to the Middle Tennessee area for you and those like you, who have served our nation! see flyer here

Tues.22. Monthly closed board meeting 8:00 P.M.

Sat. 26th. Operation Adopt A Hero poker run. see flyer

Sun. 27th. Monthly membership meeting 1:00 at Smyrna V.F.W. on Old Nashville Hwy.

Tues. 29th. Agent Orange Town Meeting  for Ruth Cty coming up next Tues 4/29/14 from 6 to 9 pm.
I have included a copy of the flier FYI. There will be a Veteran's VSO ofcr. there to answer questions and if necessary, assist w/ claims info. see flyer here

FYI, V.V.A. meetings are held 3rd Sat of the month @ 9am in M'Boro at the Patterson Park Comm Ctr.

MAY 2014

Thurs 8th. **********ATTENTION ALL AMERICAN VETERANS****Vietnam Era Veterans will meet on Thursday May 8, @ 6 p. m.Our scheduled speaker is recently retire TBI (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation) Special Agent Mike Breedlove.Mike was involved in the Holly Bobo case and many others in his illustrious career.Please try to inform me if you will be attending this meeting.Veterans as you know, we have been meeting at Mike’s All American diner in the Walmart shopping center in Shelbyville. Not only do we have our regular meeting on the second Tuesday of each month, we meet on every Wednesday and the second Saturday of the month for a Veterans Breakfast beginning @ 8 a. m.
Remember Vietnam Era Veterans do not collect dues.Vietnam Era Veterans is just good old comradery of veterans, like yourself, who served our great county, in the United States Military.For more information and RSVP for Thursday May 8, please call Tom Taylor at 931-684-2557. See you at Mike’s!

Tues. 13th. You're invited to congressman Jim Cooper's 4th Annual Veterans' Workshop. see flyer

Wed. 14th. We have been working with the production company from Canada that is filming a new tv series titled "America Rising" and the Flame of Freedom folks with Rolling Thunder,Inc Chapter Mississippi 1 to make this event in Franklin a hit. I hope you all will help spread the word and come to the event. see flyer here

Fri. 16th The Carry the Load march is coming to and through our area again this year. And, once again, we have been asked to provide an escort! Friday, May 16th, staging beside the LaVergne post office on Nashville Hwy(Hwy 41). If you are able to make it, please be there by 1500 {3:00 P.M. }. Contact web master { for more info }

Sun. 18th Monthly membership meeting 1:00 at Smyrna V.F.W. on Old Nashville Hwy.

Sun.25th. Washington D.C. weekend click here for details


Sat. May 31st. The changing of three flags at the Gallatin Airport at 12:00 noon.

Sat. May 31st. V.F.W. Post 8422 10175 Old Nashville Hwy. Smyrna, Tn. car show. see flyer

Sat May. 31st. Spring Ride Marine Corps League. see flyer

JUNE 2014

Sat. 7th. Auxiliary Friends Riding for a Cause.Road House Poker Run. Proceeds benefitting VFW Post 1970. see flyer

Tues 17th. Monthly closed board meeting 7:00 P.M.

Thurs. 19th. The Tennessee Wall will be coming to the Smyrna Wal Mart from Chattanooga on Thursday, June 19th. K.S.U. at 08:15 , Smyrna V.F.W. to meet wall at I-24 exit 127 at 09:30.

Sat. 21st. 2 Annual Honor Ride For Vets. see attached flyer

Sat. 21st. US Military Vets MC Freedom Celebration at the Wilson Cty Fairgrounds. flyer here.

Sat 21st. Lynchburg Rally. We will also assist Alabama 2 with the poker run. see flyer

Sun. 22nd. Monthly membership meeting 1:00 at Smyrna V.F.W. on Old Nashville Hwy.

Tues. 24th. We will escort the travelling wall from the KY line on Tuesday, June 24th to Bicentennial Mall in Nashville . We will leave Smyrna V.F.W. KSU at 06:30 to travel to KY. line. We will meet at 9 am with KSU {to mall }no later than 10 am.

Wed. 25th-28th. The Travelling Wall is coming to the Bicentennial Mall in Nashville July 25-28.

JULY 2014

Thurs. 3rd.    Flag retirement In Murfreesboro. Anyone wanting to ride down together I will be KSU from the VFW at 8:30 AM. The Ceremony is scheduled to start 9.

Thurs. 3rd.    Flag Raising at Rutherford County Care Center. Anyone wanting to ride down together I will  be KSU from the VFW at 5:30 PM.

Sat. 5th. Independence Day Poker Run for Veterans. Benefits to go to Rolling Thunder Tn. 1. For details see flyer .

Tues 22nd. Monthly closed board meeting 7:00 P.M.

Sun. 27th. Monthly membership meeting 1:00 at Smyrna V.F.W. on Old Nashville Hwy.

Thurs. 31st. Graduation Ceremony for The Davidson County Veterans Court.Call Jay if you can attend. see flyer

Thurs. 31st. H3O Aquatics Grand Opening Celebration! for more info see flyer


Tues. 19th. Monthly closed board meeting 7:00 P.M.

Sun. 24th. Monthly membership meeting 1:00 at Smyrna V.F.W. on Old Nashville Hwy.

Sun. 31st. CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER, RESCHUDLE DATE WILL COME. 4th Annual Operation Standown Tennessee, Inc. Boot Ride. see attached flyer


Sat. 6th. Memorial Ride for Bill Ashton at Bumpus 10:00. click here for flyer .

Thurs. 11th Annual 9/11 Commemerative event at Rutherford Cty. Sheriff's office. Staging will be at old lumber company on hwy. 99 just before Sheriff's office at 4:15. K.SU. up or cage out at 4:30..You will be notified if there are changes due to weather.

Sat. 13th. Free family day at Sam Davis Lodge Smyrna. Get with Charlie to set up flag raising.. see flyer

Sat. 13th. Rolling Thunder has been ask to ride in the La Vergne Old Timers Day parade again this year.Trailor will be set up.Stage at V.F.W. at 09:30, K.S.U. 0945 for 10:00 arrival at city hall. see flyer for booth location

Tues. 23rd. Monthly closed board meeting 7:00 P.M.

Sat. 27th. This Saturday is the POW/MIA event we are doing in conjunction with Humana in Cloumbia.  We will depart from Bumpus Harley Davidson in Murfreesboro at 0800 Saturday morning to be sure we have enough time to set up. We will be on the main stage from 1000-1100 Saturday morning for the ceremony. More sent out via e-mail. If you don't rec. e-mail contact Jay or Tom for info. see attached flyer

Sun. 28th. Monthly membership meeting 1:00 at Smyrna V.F.W. on Old Nashville Hwy.


Wed.1st. VA patient carnival at York Campus. see flyer for details

Sat. 4th. Benefit in Linden,Tn. for one of our own. If you wannta help out, see Jay at next monthly meeting.

Tues. 21st. Monthly closed board meeting 7:00 P.M.

Sun. 26th. Monthly membership meeting 1:00 at Smyrna V.F.W. on Old Nashville Hwy.


Sat. 8th Bell Buckle Rally. Missing Man Table. Veterans day celebration. see flyer

Sun. 9th. 2nd Annual Hendersonville Parade at 2:00 PM. Bikes will be up front with the police bikes which will reduce the over heating issues. We form up at 1215 in the Old Kmart Parking lot on Main Street in Hendersonville, behind the Burger King. KSU to move to the staging area at 12:30. Jim Bachman will be leading. All bikes and all groups welcome. No charges.  We will terminate at the VFW Post 9851 for refreshments.   .

Tues. 11th Veterans Day parade in Nashville. Line up at 0900, parade starts at 11:00. Meeting at Americian Legion Post 82 on Gallatin Rd. for lunch after parade. see poster

Tues. 18th. Monthly closed board meeting 7:00 P.M.

Wed. 19th. The 2014 Fall Stand Down will be held on Wednesday, November 19th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Greater Bethel AME Church
1300 South Street, Nashville, TN 37212
For more information please click here
or call 615-248-1981

Sat. 22nd. Flag raising at M.T.S.U. along with veteran apprecciation day. See attached flyer

Sun. 23rd. Monthly membership meeting 1:00 at Smyrna V.F.W. on Old Nashville Hwy.



December 2014

Sat. 13th. Laying of the Wreaths on graves.