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Interview: The University of Tennessee Armed Forces Veterans Memorial

UT Armed Forces Veterans Memorial - Artist Rendering
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An artist's rendering of the University of Tennessee Armed Forces Veterans Memorial

More than a century ago, the idea for a veterans memorial on the University of Tennessee’s Knoxville campus was born, but never came to fruition until this year. It honors students, faculty, and staff from UT campuses statewide who died in military service from World War I to the present. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper spoke with retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel W. Logan Hickman, Jr., who headed the University of Tennessee Army ROTC Alumni Council's effort to get the UT Armed Forces Veterans Memorial installed.

Chrissy is WUOT's News Director and host of monthly public affairs talk show Dialogue. Her first job with the station was as weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. She has been the station's local host for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered news programs; occasionally fills in as host for WUOT's Morning and Afternoon Concerts; and has won multiple awards for her interviews, feature stories, and Dialogue.