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March 1, 2011

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March 1, 2011

The Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation is very important to Tennessee's future, as it is interwoven in Tennessee's historic and proud past. As a former Alvin C. York VAMC employee, I didn't know who Alvin C. York was. One day when roaming the halls of the Murfreesboro Campus, I was told by a veteran that I needed to watch the movie. When I did, it not only made me be proud to be an American, but proud to be from Tennessee. I have recently gone from the ranks of the unemployed to the employed, and plan on taking my grandchildren to Jamestown in the spring to tour the building and homeplace. There are so many places in the United States that have an important history and a legacy for Americans that are not being preserved. I think Sergeant York would be honored knowing that his legacy lives on. Not because of who he was, but because of what he was. A soldier who served his country with honor and courage.

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I have worked with Claudia Johnson-Nichols who is Executive Director of the foundation when I owned an online newspaper. She worked tirelessly to promote the vision of the organization.

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It appears to be fulfilling the organization's mission and vision.

February 28, 2011

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February 28, 2011

I support the goal of keeping the Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation. Today the oldest survivor of World War I has died. It is important to keep the memory and legacy of those who fought that war alive.

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Told of this organization from relatives.

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February 28, 2011

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February 28, 2011

The Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation has made great accomplishments by stabilizing York Agricultural Institute, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Once restoration is complete, the building will be put to use once again and become a working monument.

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I was a voting Board Member who lives in Jamestown, Tennessee and witnessed first hand the weekly progress of the school restoration. The organization has a forward moving Executive Director with devoted contributors.

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The organization consists of qualified professionals working in to fulfill the goals set forth by Sergeant Alvin C. York. I would encourage more of the like to join this worthwhile cause.

February 28, 2011

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February 28, 2011

I support the project to preserve the York Institute. As a genealogist, I think it is not only important to document the past but to maintain physical, solid connections to the past. Historical buildings are a way for us to connect with history. We must always know where we have come from to have a plan and understand where we are going.

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February 28, 2011

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February 28, 2011

Sgt York Patiotic Foundation is a wonderful organization. They are working tirelessly to preserve a piece on American History, York Institute built by America’s greatest World War I hero, Sgt. Alvin C. York.

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February 28, 2011

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February 28, 2011

As an educator, I feel it is important for students to know where they have come from and about the people who have risked their lives for our great freedoms. The Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation's goal is to inform people about Stg. Alvin C. York's great accomplishments and to use the school he built to help educate our students with vocational skills essential to our economy.

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the community

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better the facility

February 27, 2011

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February 27, 2011

The SYPF is made of of volunteers who truly believe in keeping the story of Sgt. York alive for future generations to learn about. By preserving the places that were so important to Sgt. York--the high school, the home place, the Bible School, etc, the foundation will be assured his story will not fade away.

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Seeing the dilapidated High School Building that Sgt. York helped build with his own hands stabilized,

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No changes. Just keep trying to get stronger.

February 27, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 27, 2011

Reading about Sgt. Alvin York as a youngster made me proud of our American heritage. I met Claudia Johnson Nichols some time before she became involved with the Sgt. York Foundation. She was researching a Civil War burial and was very thorough in her work. This quality of her character will carry over into her work for the foundation.

Sgt. York's later life exemplified his wish to make life better for others. This foundation will carry forward his wishes.

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better understanding the willingness of Sgt. York's admirers to carry forward his work.

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make none.

February 26, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 26, 2011

I have been involved in the effort to rehabilitate the historic York Institute building since the beginning. As one involved in cultural resources management and historic preservation, I view the preservation of this structure as a continuation of Sergeant York's legacy concerning rural education in Tennessee. The Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation (SYPF) has worked diligently, often against great odds, to save the historic York Institute building from demolition. The SYPF is dedicated to preserving the material and cultural legacy of Sergeant York. The building is only a component of this overall effort, but if rehabilitated according to preservation standards, it can stand as a permanent reminder of Sergeant York's core beliefs concerning the education of Tennessee's children, and an example of what can be accomplished by an organization dedicated to its ideals and guiding principles.

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Cultural resources management efforts.

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Increase its financial base, visibility and membership.

February 26, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 26, 2011

Sgt. York has was America's most decorated war hero of World War 1. What he did during battle was an amazing feat that was nothing short of miraculous. However to me his most impressive contribution came when he returned to his home in the 3 Forks of the Wolf in Pall Mall, Tn. He saw that the children in these mountains needed to have a better education and it was his goal to see that this was accomplished. The spirit of Sgt. York and what he stood for still thrives in Tennessee and America....we must continue to keep his legacy alive!

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The Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation single handed saved the Historic York Institute building from being torn down by the State of Tennessee. They also have raised approx. $1,000,000 to restore the building.

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