The Tennessee Maneuvers – A Temporary Interruption

News & Updates


We plan on having a fundraiser this fall in Lebanon, TN. The event will include dinner and a preview of our film. We hope to have the authors of books related to the maneuvers as well as a very special guest speaker whose written a book about a part of the maneuvers that was kept […]

June 2020

We are happy to announce SharingChange has given us a $2,000 grant to fund our film efforts. SharingChange is Middle Tennessee Electric’s charitable foundation whose sole purpose is to give back to the communities they serve. Funds are donated by the co-op’s members and 100% of the donations go to local charities and organizations.

May 2020

Our crew went to Crossville, TN to interview two people who saw the German prisoners who were held at Camp Crossville during WWII. The woman we interviewed was the babysitter for a high-ranking official at the camp. She recalls the day the train brought the soldiers to Crossville --- it was a day she won’t […]

March 2020

There are a lot of love stories associated with the Tennessee Maneuvers. We have had the joy of interviewing two women who married soldiers who were here – just temporarily. One never met her husband until he returned, but they wrote letters while he was away. How did she get his name? You’ll have to […]

Donate now via Giving Matters

Giving to our cause is now easier than ever – thanks to FWCVM has been approved to be listed among the more than 1,800 non profits whose profiles are on the GivingMatters web site. (click the GivingMatters icon to learn more and to donate). The following is from the GivingMatters web site: Over a […]

Film Crew is Headed to Ohio

More than 850,000 soldiers trained during the The Tennessee Maneuvers. You’d think it would be easy to find some of them, but it’s not. After all, it was many decades ago and most are in their mid-90s. Still, after a lot of phone calls and a lot of Google searches, we found two soldiers who […]

Bob Masto Interview

We didn’t have to go far to get Bob Masto’s story. He and his wife, Nell, moved to Mt. Juliet from New Jersey to be near their children. Bob was our special guest at the fundraising dinner back in November. We got quite a giggle from one of his stories about his training here. He […]

Film Receives Grant – January 2019

Friends of the Wilson County Veterans’ Museum, Inc. has received a $5,000 grant from the Middle Tennessee Electric Corporation’s SharingChange program. The money will be used for production equipment and other expenses related to interviewing soldiers and locals who witnessed the maneuvers. This is the maximum given during a calendar year. We want to thank […]

New Board Member

Friends of the Wilson County Veterans’ Museum, Inc. is proud to announce Jack Cato has joined our board as Vice-President. This comes after the resignation of businessman Tom Clemmons. Jack lived in the Rome community in western Smith County during the maneuvers. He recalls all the excitement from seeing the tanks roll across the farmland […]

Sold-Out Fundraiser

Friends of the Wilson County Veterans Museum, Inc. hosted a sold-out dinner to raise money to fund the first phase of the production for The Tennessee Maneuvers – A Temporary Interruption. Including tickets sales and donations, the event grossed more than $20,000. The highlight of the evening for many was the appearance of Mt. Juliet […]

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