On May 13, hundreds of guests, veterans, and dignitaries gathered to break ground on the new Tennessee State Veteran’s Home, which will be built by EMJ Construction. The new home is in Arlington, Tenn., just northeast of Memphis.
“We’re going to do rehab, long-term care, short-term rehab…those types of things. Get people better and get them home,” said Ed Harries, Executive Director of Tennessee State Veterans Home.
The $55 million state-of-the-art skilled nursing facility will take nearly two years to complete and cover a nearly 30-acre site. The facility will consist of seven one-story buildings, each housing 18 residents and providing a total of 126 beds for veterans, their spouses, and some gold-star parents.
“We are thankful to be a part of this project,” said Chas Torrence, EVP, EMJ Construction Southeast. “We take pride in delivering the vision for each of our clients, but this one is special to us. We are honored to be a part of a project which will provide housing and rehabilitation to people, and their families, that gave so much for our nation.”
The Tennessee State Veterans home will also include a community center, bistro, gathering areas, and activity room, therapy same and library. When operational, the facility will employ more than 200 people.
For more information about the ceremony, ready this Daily Memphian story: Arlington celebrates Tennessee State Veterans Home groundbreaking.