God & Country parade 2017
Bedford County Ministerial Association held a God & Country parade and rally on Wednesday. The event began with a dinner for veterans at Calvary Baptist Church; the parade then proceeded from the church to the courthouse and public square. Purple Heart recipient Julius Stephens was the grand marshal of the parade. A rally was held on the courthouse steps, with Travis Murphy, assistant commissioner for Middle Tennessee of the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Rev. Jimmy West of Edgemont Baptist Church as speakers.