NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Four veteran state employees received special recognition at the Governor's Veterans Day event this week.
Sgt. N.E. Christianson has been with the state 46 years, Spc. Gabriella Saulsberry has a 28-year career with the state, Chief Warrant Officer 2 James D. Payne has been employed with the state 25 years and Staff Sgt. John Smalls was recognized as the state's newest veteran employee.
Gov. Bill Haslam joined other state officials in honoring those individuals and paying tribute to Tennessee's more than 525,000 veterans.