Each month, with the help of the City of Clinton and their sponsorship of the location, citizens come together for a free breakfast in honor of our veterans.
September’s breakfast was sponsored by Isotek and cadets from ACHS JROTC served as the breakfast volunteers.
In addition to Isotek’s show of support for the JROTC program, a stirring speech was delivered by local resident Lt. Colonel Jim Medley (U.S. Army, Retired).
Also a part of the program was a presentation on the organization Smoky Mountain Service Dogs. Chairman Mike Kitchens delivered remarks about the program and trainer Laurie Brit and service dog Hooligan showed the crowd some of the many ways service dogs can assist wounded Veterans.
The mission of Smoky Mountain Service Dogs is to enhance the physical and psychological quality of life for wounded Veterans by providing custom-trained mobility assistance service dogs (at no cost to the Veteran).
Isotek Systems, LLC, is a subsidiary of Atkins Nuclear Secured and is based in Oak Ridge. As a prime contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy, Isotek’s mission is the disposition of the country’s largest repository of U-233 from an Oak Ridge National Laboratory site. There are currently about 120 people working on the project.