The first volume of "Vietnam Voices: Stories of East Tennesseans Who Served in Vietnam, 1965-1975" will be launched at a salute to veterans on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Blount County Public Library.

"Loyal Mountaineers: The Civil War Memoirs of Will A. McTeer" will also be launched. Both books are published by the Friends of the Blount County Library.

The event, which is a salute to veterans, is free and open to the public.

Tim Lomperis, a former lieutenant in the U.S. Army and Vietnam veteran, will be the main speaker. Music will be by a choral group from Broadway Baptist Church, Grant Story directing.

A reception will follow the program.

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