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Volunteers are love in motion!  

~Author Unknown
Yours truly, right here, drove the van. If we took two vans, one was the luggage, the other was the players. Typically, the players didn't like to ride with me. I usually drove the luggage, especially if we got beat.”

~Pat Summitt, beloved head coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team. 

Pat coached since 1974, all with the Lady Vols. Her career win-loss record as coach is 983-182, making her the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history.
"If a song's about something I've experienced or that could've happened to me it's good. But if it's alien to me, I couldn't lend anything to it. Because that's what soul is all about."

~Aretha Franklin, born in Memphis,Tennessee on March 25, 1942-
August 16, 2018, Detroit, MI.
Tennessee Week for the Animals 
is for everybody!
Click to listen to Al Green sing 
"Let's Stay Together." 

Reverend Green lives and pastors a church in Memphis, Tennessee
B. B. King 
(September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015)
 ...known professionally as B.B. King, was  blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer. King introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that influenced many  electric blues guitarists.
"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect."

~ Chief Seattle (1786 – 1866)
Click sweet dog to listen to Elvis.

Elvis' beloved home, Graceland, is in Memphis, TN. 
 Native Tribes.  Click sunset.
Click Aretha  to hear her sing "I Say A Little Prayer. " Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee.
 Tina was born in Nutbush,Tennessee 
November 26, 1939. Click Tina. 
The Beale Street Entertainment District is a melting pot of delta blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll, R&B and gospel.
Click birds to hear 
Brooks & Dunn
"A loving heart is the truest wisdom."
                     ~Charles Dickens
Lyle Lovett
 Famous Tennessee History 

Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States.
Tennessee is known as The Volunteer State, a nickname some claimed was earned during the War of 1812 because of the prominent role played by volunteer soldiers from Tennessee, especially during the Battle of New Orleans, Admission to Union  June 1, 1796 (16th).

Tennessee is bordered by Kentucky and Virginia to the north, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, and Arkansas and Missouri to the west.
Albert A. Gore Jr. former VP of the 
US (born March 31, 1948) lives in
 Nashville, TN.  A visionary!
Cybill Shepherd
Born February 18, 1950 
Memphis, TN
Dolly Parton 
Born: January 19, 1946
Sevier County, Tennessee 
B.B. King
Davy Crockett 
Born: August 17, 1786 Limestone, TN
Kenny Chesney
Born March 26, 1968 
 Knoxville, TN
Morgan Freeman 
Born June 1, 1937 in  Memphis, TN
14th Tennessee Week for the Animals
2024 dates TBA!
Pat Summitt
June 14, 1952, Clarksville, TN-
June 28, 2016, Knoxville, TN
Beloved UT Mascot
Jon Meacham
 author, historian
Born May 20, 1969  Chattanooga, TN
He lived with his grandfather, the renowned 
Chattanooga, Tennessee judge, Ellis K. Meacham, during his teenage years. 

 Q&A with Jon Meacham

At the beginning of the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida–land their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations. By the end of the decade, very few natives remained anywhere in the S.E. United States. 

Working on behalf of white settlers who wanted to grow cotton on the Indians’ land, the federal government forced them to leave their homelands and walk thousands of miles to a specially designated “Indian territory” across the Mississippi River. This difficult and sometimes deadly journey is known as the Trail of Tears.
Alvin Cullum York 
(December 13, 1887 – September 2, 1964), 
also known as Sergeant York, was one of the most decorated United States Army soldiers of World War I.
He received the Medal of Honor for leading an attack on a German machine gun nest,  Born in Jamestown, TN,
Justin Randall Timberlake

Known by his initials J.T., is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Raised in Millington, Tennessee (outskirts of Memphis) . He has been an award-winning performer all his adult life.
Born: Jan 31, 1981       Memphis, TN
God is Love.
Jack Hanna 
Born: Jan 2, 1947     Knoxville, TN
Isaac Lee Hayes
  American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor 
born Aug. 20, 1942, Covington, TN- August 10, 2008, Memphis, TN).
Adopt, Volunteer, Transport.
We All Can Save Lives.
The Tennessee Titans football team is based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division, and play their home games at Nissan Stadium.
Nashville Predators
30 Best & Fun Things To Do In Tennessee
Memphis Tigers
TN.gov Services
"America at Its Best."

Admitted to the UnionJune 1, 1796.
 Quentin Tarantino
Born March 27, 1963 
 Knoxville, TN
Dinah Shore 
Actress Singer & TV show host
February 29, 1916, Winchester, TN-
 February 24, 1994, Beverly Hills, CA
Benjamin Hooks
January 31, 1925, Memphis, TN-April 15, 2010, Memphis, TN

American civil rights leader and government official. A Baptist minister and practicing attorney, he served as executive director of the NAACP from 1977 to 1992.
Hattie Callaway
February 1, 1878, Bakerville, TN
- December 21, 1950, Falls Church, VA

Hattie Ophelia Caraway was an American politician who became the 1st woman elected to serve a full term as a US Senator (AR).

The Tulip Poplar was designated as an official state tree of Tennessee in 1947.
The Iris was designated the official state cultivated flower in 1973 by the TN 88th General Assembly