UT Martin to host virtual Veterans Day ceremony

UT Martin to host virtual Veterans Day ceremony
Members of the American Legion Post 55 participated in the UT Martin virtual Veterans Day ceremony and are pictured standing at attention as the American flag is raised. (Source: UT Martin)

MARTIN, Tenn. (KFVS) - The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Veterans Affairs will host a virtual Veterans Day ceremony.

The ceremony will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11 to honor the service of all veterans in the Martin community.

It will feature:

  • Pre-recorded videos of the American Legion Post 55 presenting the colors
  • Dr. John Oelrich, assistant professor of music, and the Skyhawk String Ensemble performing a patriotic melody
  • Message from UT Martin Chancellor Keith Carver
  • Tribute to service by the UT Martin faculty and staff
  • Poem presented by James Avant, sophomore psychology major at UT Martin Somerville Center
  • Remarks by UT Martin Veteran Services Coordinator Jason Earley and Veteran Benefits Specialist Marcus VanCleave

The guest speaker will be Justin Johnson, U.S. Marine and Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network regional director for Memphis and Shelby County.

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