The East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association
will honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice at the
“2013 Reading of the Names”
Memorial Day – Monday, May 27th
Beginning at sunrise, more than sixty volunteers, including students, veterans, Gold Star families, active duty, guard and reserve service members will join together to read each of 6202 names aloud.
At the conclusion of the reading, the ten newly engraved names will be dedicated, followed by the annual Memorial Day service organized by the American Legion Post 2.
If you would like to participate as a reader, and for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To Remember, Honor, Educate, and Inspire…
The Memorial is a public plaza with a formal arrangement of granite pillars bearing the names of 6,202 fallen heroes from 35 East Tennessee counties who died in military service during named conflicts since World War I. It was dedicated and officially unveiled November 15, 2008.
The names of the 14 Medal of Honor recipients from East Tennessee are inscribed and honored on the reverse side of the pillars. Quotations related to the wars and national service offer an occasion for reflection and meditation. A bell tower tolls for those lost, and for the four essential freedoms we honor and defend.
Major support for the Memorial has come from Knox County, the City of Knoxville, the State of Tennessee, the Federal Government, and hundreds of individuals, businesses, and groups.