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Honor East Tennessee troops: Reading of the names

Caretakers of the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial in Downtown Knoxville streamed the sunrise tribute online.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — For the 10th year in a row, volunteers read aloud the names of more than 6,000 East Tennessee troops killed serving our country.

Caretakers of the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial in Downtown Knoxville streamed the sunrise tribute online. 

The public wasn't allowed to attend in person this year. It was available online at https://etvma.org/

For a decade now, volunteers read the names of more than 6,200 East Tennessee troops killed from World War I through present day.

“We need to honor these young men who died well before their time for an important cause a very great cause, indeed.”

A new book is just out highlighting the lives of dozens of troops on that memorial. You can learn more about how to buy a copy here.

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