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All UT veterans and their families are invited to campus for the third Veterans Reunion, a homecoming event held every five years.

Your Service—Our Freedom is the theme of the reunion, sponsored by UT’s Office of Alumni Affairs. Events begin Friday, November 2, and continue through the football game against Troy University, Saturday, November 3.

“Veterans’ service represents the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom—a priceless gift,” said Phyllis Moore, interim senior director of alumni programing. “Reuniting is a way to reinforce and celebrate a unique bond. The Veterans Reunion is UT’s effort to personally thank our military alumni and friends for their unwavering service to our country.”

Registration is now open online. Cost for the weekend’s activities is $65 and includes the following:

Friday, November 2

Starting at noon, enjoy lunch under a tent and a program at the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial at World’s Fair Park. The program will feature UT’s ROTC program, The Center for the Study of War and Society, and the East Tennessee Veterans Association. After lunch, at 1:00 p.m., take a tour of the memorial.

Veterans are encouraged to march together in UT’s homecoming parade at 4:00 p.m.

At 7:00 p.m., a Veterans Recognition Dinner will be held at The Foundry at 747 World’s Fair Park Drive. The keynote speaker is UT Maj. Gen. James Holmes, an electrical engineering alumnus who serves as the US Air Force Deputy of Staff Operations Plans and Requirements.

Saturday, November 3

Cheer the Vols to victory at a tailgate party with food and entertainment in Circle Park three hours before kickoff.

Register online to attend Veterans Reunion events at volsconnect.com. Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 865-974-3011 or by e-mail at reunions@utk.edu for more information.

C O N T A C T :

Phyllis Moore (865-974-3011, pmoore@utfi.org)