State Rep. John Mark Windle is scheduled to be the featured speaker Monday morning at Warren County Memorial Airport for the community’s Memorial Day ceremony beginning at 7 a.m.
Windle serves the 41st District in the Tennessee General Assembly. The district includes Jackson, Overton, Morgan and Fentress counties.
Windle is also a lieutenant colonel with Tennessee’s 278th Armored Calvary Regiment. He returned from his third tour of duty in August 2010 from the Balkans and Middle East.
“Serving as a guardsman has given me a greater appreciation of the many freedoms we enjoy in Tennessee and the United States and of the importance of defending those freedoms,” said Windle, a Democrat. “I consider it an honor and privilege to serve our state and country with the 278th alongside hundreds of citizen-soldiers.”
Windle was born in Cookeville in 1962 and is a former assistant district attorney.
Warren County’s Memorial Day ceremony begins at 7 a.m. and includes a reading of the county’s war dead. The ceremony traditionally ends with the playing of “Taps.”
For those who miss the live event, it will be broadcast Monday at 11 a.m. on WCPI, 91.3 FM.