In observance of Veterans Day, the Veterans Affairs Standing Committee, the Student Veterans of America, and the East Tennessee State University Department of Military Science will hold a ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. to honor and remember those who have served their country through military service. The public is invited to attend.
The event, which will take place at the Veterans Memorial in the Quad (behind Gilbreath Hall), will feature the ETSU Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets placing a wreath while “Taps” is played. Music will be provided by select members of the ETSU Marching Band and the University School chorus.
Col. Jeffrey Morgan will offer remarks at the ceremony. Morgan is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and an alumnus of ETSU’s Quillen College of Medicine. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Duke University.
As a medical officer, Morgan has served in various capacities at the Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, North Carolina; chief of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas; and Diving Medical Officer with the Special Forces Underwater Operations School in Key West, Florida. Morgan’s overseas postings include Heidelberg, Germany, and the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Desert Storm.
A native of Asheboro, North Carolina, he is married to Laura Cave Morgan, who will sing the national anthem at the ceremony. She studied voice at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is a regional soloist who has performed in numerous professional and volunteer venues.
For further information, contact Charles Patton of the Veterans Affairs Standing Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or ETSU’s Department of Military Science at 423-439-4269. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.