Bradley County veterans home groundbreaking set for next month

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Groundbreaking for a $47 million state veterans home in Bradley County, Tennessee, is scheduled for Aug. 21, the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services announced Thursday.

Earlier Thursday the Tennessee State Building Commission approved a $30,524,427 grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the home.

"There have been many dedicated organizations and individuals at the local and state levels - both public and private - which have been involved in this process since it began, so it is an honor to finally share this news today," Tennessee veterans services Commissioner Courtney Rogers said in a news release. "Planning for the groundbreaking ceremony actually began over two months ago in anticipation of the final VA grant approval, and our department greatly appreciates the support of the many stakeholders who are committed to getting this project officially started."