Stirring emotions riveted the Middle Tennessee State University campus Saturday, Nov. 9, during the 32nd annual Salute to Armed Services.
As part of MTSU’s “Red, White and Blue Weekend” two days before the nation honored its former service members and active-duty personnel on Veterans Day, the university rolled out the red carpet for hundreds who served or continue to serve their country.
Activities included a ceremony at the MTSU Veterans Memorial site outside the Tom H. Jackson Building; a picnic and presentation of the 24th annual Joe Nunley Award at the Emmett and Rose Kennon Hall of Fame; and a musically inspired halftime full of patriotism in Floyd Stadium.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. N. Lee S. Price served as guest speaker for the 2013 MTSU Veterans Memorial ceremony. Speaking on the “unsung heroes” of war and peacetime, women veterans, Price shared how far women have advanced in military service but noted that they still have more to achieve.
Price is the Army’s first female program executive officer and has served for more than 37 years. She guides a workforce of more than 1,800 personnel who execute an annual budget of $4 billion.
Representatives of the famed World War II Navajo “Code Talkers” attended several of the events.
You can see complete coverage of the day’s events at http://mtsunews.com/2013-events-to-honor-veterans.