Ranging in age from their mid-80s to near 100, this group of distinguished heroes are now distinguished alumni of Cumberland University.
They and 850,000 others trained here in Middle Tennessee 70 years ago for the war being fought in Europe. It was the largest military training exercise ever for American troops who spread across 22 counties practicing how to become an elite fighting force.
As each day passes there are fewer and fewer members of this class.
May we say thank you for your service and congratulations to these degree recipients.
To read more on the veterans receiving honorary degrees, click here.