Speaker: Major General William B. Raines (Ret.)
The Raines Group was founded by William B. Raines, Jr. A native of the city, Raines began his career in Chattanooga in 1973 working with CBL and Associates and then Cousins Properties, managing several major retail centers in the Nashville area.
Gen. Raines will speak to us about the planned Medal of Honor Museum in downtown Chattanooga. This should be an outstanding meeting and we should pack the place.
The Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center organization has signed a Letter of Intent with River City Company to build its new Heritage Center at the Visitors Center building in the Aquarium Plaza and plans to open in Feb. 2020, contingent upon achieving specific fundraising benchmarks.
With this agreement, the Heritage Center officially begins its capital campaign by launching a Veteran Charter Membership drive to harness veteran support for the project.
"Today, we have taken an important step to making the Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center a reality for Chattanooga – a place that many view as the birthplace and home of our nation’s most treasured military honor, the Medal of Honor," said Major General Bill Raines, U.S. Army (Retired) and chairman of the Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center.