Memorial Day crowd in Downtown Crossville
Before the program began, the Cumberland Co. Community Band provided a selection of patriotic music.
Cumberland Co. Community Band plays
Stars and Stripes
Retired Master Chief Mike Dibiccaro, USN served as master of ceremonies and an invocation was provided by Pastor Andrew Abraham. The colors were presented by the Vietnam Veterans of America Honor Guard and Ms. Teri Utsey sang the National Anthem.
Color Guard ready
Color Guard marches in
Teri Utsey sings the National Anthem
Singing of the National Anthem
Remarks were made by Crossville Mayor James Maybery and Cumberland Co. Mayor Ken Carey.
Crossville Mayor James Mayberry
The guest speaker was TTU History Professor Dr. Michael Birdwell who spoke on Tennessee's involvement in the First World War
Historian Dr. Michael Birdwell shared information
about Tennesseans in WWI including Crossville's
Following the reading of names a call and answer version of Taps was played.
During the playing of Taps.
Additional Photos from the event are below: