Area vets to be recognized at Memorial Day observance
Chancellor Mike Maloan of the 27th Judicial District — who is a brigadier general in the Tennessee Army National Guard and University of Tennessee at Martin adjunct professor of business law — will be the guest speaker at the eighth annual Memorial Day Commemoration at UT Martin.
The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. May 23 at the Hall-Moody Administration Building entrance on campus.
Area veterans are asked to call Janice Sims at (731) 881-7150 to confirm attendance so they can be recognized during the event.
Sgt. First Class Timothy Hardy, Tennessee Army National Guard recruiter, will serve as master of ceremonies. The national anthem will be performed by Kim Kraft, a UT Martin junior, and the invocation will be given by Dennis Kosta, UT Martin supervisor of custodial services, who served in the Tennessee Army National Guard.
UT Martin Chancellor Dr. Tom Rakes will welcome guests and Gerry Gallimore, UT Martin building and grounds staff member and a U.S. Army veteran, will give the benediction. The Tennessee National Guard will present the colors prior to the ceremony.
The UT Martin Department of Public Safety and members of the Martin Police Department will honor area veterans with a gun salute.
The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Hardy M. Graham Stadium parking lot directly across from the Hall-Moody Administration Building. Eastbound and westbound traffic on University Street, in front of the administration building, will be stopped briefly as the flag ceremony begins and during the gun salute.
In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Glenn Gallien Auditorium in Gooch Hall on the UT Martin campus.
Published in The Messenger 5.15.08