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. 10, 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 will take place on the ETSU campus at the Veterans Memorial in the Quad (behind Gilbreath Hall). Members of the ETSU Marching Band and the University School chorus will provide patriotic music, and Jerrica Dyson, a junior at ETSU, will sing the national anthem. In addition, the ETSU Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets will conduct the Placement of the Wreath ceremony while “Taps” is played.
E.g. Brig. Gen. Rodney D. Fogg will offer remarks at the ceremony. Fogg graduated from King College in 1987 and was commissioned into the U.S. Army through East Tennessee State University. He holds master’s degrees in logistics management and strategic studies from the Quartermaster Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College and the Army War College.
Fogg became the 54th Quartermaster General Commandant for the U.S. Army Quartermaster School in June 2016. The Quartermaster School trains, educates and develops soldiers, civilians and members of other services and nations. The school also commands the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade in Fort Lee, Virginia.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in Brooks Gym. Visitors may pick up a parking pass at Parking Services, located at 123 Stout Drive (at University Parkway entrance to campus). For more 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.