THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VISITS TROY, TENNESSEE
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bc42.gif (33822 bytes)On August 31, 1996, President Bill Clinton became the first President to ever visit Obion County.  His campaign  tour traveled through Obion County and made its only stop at the campus of Obion County Central High School in Troy, Tennessee.   He was accompanied by his wife Hillary, his daughter Chelsea,  Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore. 

During the early morning hours, Iraq's military forces had invaded the City of Irbil in Northern Iraq.  As a result of that, the world's attention quickly focused on Troy when President Clinton made his first statement on the overnight developments on the situation in Iraq.  His Presidential motorcade was late leaving Paducah, Kentucky that morning because the President was busy discussing this situation with his national security advisors.   The national media pool travailing with the President had been advised that the President would make an official statement when the motorcade made its first stop in Tennessee at the Town of Troy.   All of the networks preempted normally scheduled programming to broadcast live from Troy, Tennessee.

clinton.jpg (19922 bytes)President Clinton with Vice President Al Gore on his right and Tennessee's 8th District United States Congressmen John Tanner on his left making his first official statement in regards to the overnight situation in Iraq.  CNN News interrupted normal programming to broadcast live to the world the statement that President Bill Clinton made from Troy on CNN Breaking News with news correspondent Wolf Blitzer.

CNN's Transcript of Clinton's statement in Troy, Tennessee 

PICTURES OF PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON'S HISTORICAL VISIT TO TROY, TENNESSEE


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