Dinner honors Vietnam veterans

Knoxville, TN – This October, East Tennessee PBS will host a Veteran Honor Dinner to celebrate the area men and women who have served our country. The dinner will be held at The Foundry in World’s Fair Park on October 5, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Proceeds will go towards the production of veterans programs on East Tennessee PBS as well as supporting the needs of volunteers and visitors at a half-scale mobile replica of the Vietnam War Memorial that will be in Knoxville October 4 through October 8. Every ticket purchased sponsors a veteran to attend the dinner.

This dinner coincides with the opening ceremony of the memorial will bring together area veterans with our community for a fun night to celebrate the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women in East Tennessee.

Guests include Captain Bill Robinson, the longest-held American Enlisted POW, Mayor Tim Burchett and Mayor Madeline Rogero. Fanatic Brewery is providing a veteran’s brew, created especially for this event. The event is being sponsored by Pilot/Flying J, Food City, The City of Knoxville, Covenant Health, Visit Knoxville, Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, and the Clayton Foundation.

For tickets, table sponsorship or additional information, please contact Barbara Shipley at 865-595-0244 or bshipley@EastTennesseePBS.org or Kate Spears at 931-261-4965, kspears@EastTennesseePBS.org or go to www.EastTennesseePBS.org/dinner.