The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga held several events to honor our veterans.
A Green Zone Ally Appreciation Lunch was held to show appreciation for faculty and staff who have taken special training to be advocates for student veterans.
The City of Chattanooga continued its tradition of honoring our veterans by raising American flags across the Veterans Bridge in the name of those who have served. Last spring a flag was raised and has flown over Veterans Bridge honoring the veteran students at UTC. On Veterans Day, that flag was lowered and presented to UTC Veteran Services to be retired at UTC.
The city of Chattanooga permanently raised 5 American flags in honor of the four Marines and one Sailor who lost their lives on July 16. The flags will permanently fly over the bridge in their honor and plaques will be installed on each flag pole so their sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Later on Veterans Day, Chancellor Angle hosted a luncheon honoring veteran faculty, staff, and students. Women’s Head Coach and Army Veteran Jim Foster was the guest speaker.
On Thursday, an all-female color guard presented the national colors at a special Women in the Military Appreciation Day, honoring the women on our campus who served in the military.
Sgt David “Alex” Stephens Memorial Race
Our Student Veterans Organization is hosting the 4th annual Sgt David “Alex” Stephens Memorial Race to benefit UTC student veterans. Sgt. Stephens is a 2002 UTC graduate who made the ultimate sacrifice and was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan. This year’s race is a Cammo Run (camouflage clothing and face paint). Come out and support this noble cause.
If you would like to support the Student Veteran’s SGT Stephens Scholarship, register here: https://ceregister.utc.edu/EmsRegics/SVO5K
Register to run, walk or sleep in. You will get a race shirt and support your UTC student Veterans.
- When: Saturday Nov 14th
- Where: Finley Stadium
- Time: 8:30 race registration 9:00am Race start
- After the race, stay for the pre-game festivities.
Military Appreciation Day
The Mocs will hold Military Appreciation Day this Saturday, November 14. All Veterans will be admitted free, to include up to 8 free general admission tickets for immediate family members who are in attendance. There will be a Veteran ticket booth outside the pavilion near the box office to receive your free veteran tickets.
This is the last home game for the Mocs as they host The Citadel and will determine the conference championship. Our Mocs are looking for their third consecutive SoCon championship.
Go Mocs! And Go Vets!