Pellissippi State Community College is hosting a Veterans Day observance Nov. 10-11 that will include a reading of the names of U.S. service members who have died in combat post-9/11, participation in a national moment of silence and a display of memorabilia provided by the college’s veterans.
Pellissippi State joins more than 160 colleges and universities across the country on Friday, Nov. 11, for the Remembrance Day National Roll Call. From the Courtyard of the Bagwell Center for Media and Art on the Pellissippi Campus, faculty, staff and community volunteers will read the names of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom casualties.
The college will observe two moments of silence on Friday. The first, led by Anthony Wise, Pellissippi State president, is at 11 a.m., and the second is at 2 p.m. Both will be preceded by a bugler’s rendering of “Taps.”
The 11 a.m. activity honors the traditional moment of silence. The 2 p.m. event is part of a national moment of silence, in which colleges and universities coast to coast pause to remember those killed in combat since Sept. 11, 2001.
Pellissippi State is scheduled to start the reading of names for the Remembrance Day National Roll Call at 8 a.m.
On Thursday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m., the Bagwell Center Gallery opens with light refreshments for an exhibit created by Pellissippi State veterans or family members. “In Their Own Words” features the photographs, memorabilia and stories of military service by veterans of the college community.
Gallery hours for the exhibit are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. The display is free and open to the public. The Pellissippi Campus is located at 10915 Hardin Valley Road.
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