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35 vets to attend CU ceremony May 8

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Associate Vice President Stephanie Walker said before the ceremony there will be displays and exhibits from the maneuvers for veterans and those in attendance to get a sense of what Wilson County was like when the soldiers were training here.

She also noted the Military Motor Pool of Tennessee is to bring a halftrack, an armored car, two 1942 Jeeps, weaponry and more from the war. Also, some local residents will have information on local veterans that participated in the maneuvers on display as well.

During the ceremony, Carter said there will be a five-plane flyover making two passes over the event, one in Victory formation and another in the Missing Man formation to honor those who served.

The days events will begin with registration from 9 to 9:30 a.m. and the ceremony commencing promptly at 10.

We are asking any veterans or their families who are receiving degrees to arrive in that 9 to 9:30 window for registration, Walker said.

May 8 is a fitting day to honor the veterans who served, as May 8, 1945, is known as VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, which marks the date the Allies received the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany.

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