Seven names added to East Tennessee Veterans Memorial


MemorialDayCropped_1464609771576_2582920_ver1.0KNOXVILLE – Thousands of East Tennessee veterans will be honored on Monday morning.

Every Memorial Day volunteers read the names engraved on the pylons at the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial in World’s Fair Park.

Seven names will be added to the pylons on Monday morning, including two men killed in the Chattanooga shootings.

·         David Wyatt

·         Randall Smith

·         Charles McMcMillan II

·         Carter Dean

·         Robert Brannum

·         Daniel Cole

·         Thomas Williams Jr.

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The East Tennessee Veterans Memorial bears the names of more than 6,200 veterans from 35 East Tennessee counties. Each veteran with his or name on the memorial have died in military service since the beginning of World War I.

There are seven different wars and several special military operations represented on the pylons. There are also 14 men who are Medal of Honor recipients.

The memorial was officially unveiled on Nov. 15, 2008.

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