UT Martin honors veterans in virtual Veterans Day ceremony

The University of Tennessee at Martin hosted its virtual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11 to recognize the service and sacrifice of veterans in the Martin community. Students, faculty and staff helped produce the program to say thank you to their coworkers, families and classmates. Justin Johnson, United States Marine and Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network regional director for Memphis and Shelby County, served as the ceremony’s guest speaker and emphasized the importance of creating a supportive community for veterans to succeed in, especially on the UT Martin campus. To watch the ceremony, visit utm.edu/veteransday2020. For more information about the UT Martin Office of Veterans Services, contact Jason Earley, veteran services coordinator, at jearley3@utm.edu. Pictured: (l-r) Johnson; Marcus VanCleave, UT Martin veteran benefits specialist; and Earley surround the memorial bust of USMC Capt. Brent Morel, a UT Martin alum who was killed in action in Iraq.

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