Thursday, May 19, 2022

Tennessee State Veteran’s Home and EMJ Break Ground on New Facility

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.

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.

All photos are credit: State of Tennessee – Tennessee Photographic Services