Welcome to our Press Room
March 8, 2012
Location: NASHVILLE, Tenn.
The Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association announces the final push for Tennesseans to sign up for the new official Tennessee Civil War 150th Anniversary license plate. The TCWPA, a non-profit partnering organization with the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, is the sponsor of the proposed plate designed to honor the sacrifice of the 230,000 Tennesseans who fought in the Civil War. Deadline is June 2012.
In making the announcement, TCWPA President Jim Danley said, "While we've received a tremendous response across the state to sign up for the plates, we're nearing a deadline in a few months and remind Tennesseans that now is the time to sign up for the plate so that we can meet our required order of 1,000. If we don't meet this required goal, we're in danger of losing the commemorative plate."
As part of the Commission's 150th legacy, proceeds from the plate will help preserve Tennessee Civil War battlefields. A portion of the purchase will go to the home county of each participant to support the Tennessee Civil War Trails program, helping local communities fund signage and provide for ongoing maintenance.
Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Commissioner and Co-chair of the Commission Susan Whitaker noted that by displaying this license plate, "Tennesseans will be able to convey their deep appreciation for our state's Civil War heritage that touches every county in Tennessee."
For more information on the license plate or to place an order, please visit tcwpa.org. No payment is required for the preorder. Once 1,000 orders are received, participants will be invoiced. The annual fee is $35 for a regular plate.
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