Monday, June 05, 2017

[474] MTSU veterans’ leader to deliver May 28 Memorial address in Nashville

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — MTSU’s Keith M. Huber is the invited keynote speaker for Nashville’s Memorial Day ceremony this weekend.

Huber, senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives, will speak during the 2 p.m. Sunday, May 28, ceremony at the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 7931 McCrory Lane, in Nashville. Memorial Day is Monday, May 29.

The Memorial Day ceremony is an annual tradition in Nashville as the city recognizes those who have served their country. The public is invited.

Huber is a retired lieutenant general who served nearly 40 years in the U.S. Army. The Franklin, Tennessee, resident has been a guiding force behind the establishment of the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center at MTSU.

Huber was invited to speak by MTSU alumnus John Furgess (Class of 1965), a Nashville resident who is vice chairman of the Davidson County Veterans Coordinating Council. Furgess, who is master of ceremonies, will introduce Huber.

Furgess was one of the early organizers for what has become the 36th annual MTSU Salute to Veterans and Armed Forces game, with events centered around an MTSU Blue Raiders home football game. This year’s game — MTSU against the University of Texas-El Paso — will be played Saturday, Nov. 4. All veterans, their families and current military personnel are invited.

The Nashville Memorial Day ceremony agenda includes the reading of names starting at 11 a.m., a wreath presentation, the firing team salute and taps, retirement of colors and more.

A reception will follow at VFW Post 1970, 7220 Charlotte Pike, in Nashville.

The Memorial Day ceremony is presented by the Davidson County Veterans Coordinating Council and Tennessee Department of Veterans Services.

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