RAM celebrates veterans at Salute to Service event

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ROCKFORD, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Remote Area Medical has made its name in East Tennessee and across the country by providing free medical, dental, vision and veterinary care to uninsured people. On Saturday, June 9, RAM is turning its service to veterans in Knoxville in observance of the 74th anniversary of D-Day, with the 15th annual Salute to Service celebration at RAM's hangar at the Downtown Island Airport located at 2701 Spence Place.

Gates open at 10 a.m. for the public to view a variety of military vehicles, historical photographs and wartime memorabilia from military action periods across multiple eras. RAM's humanitarian relief plane, a C47/DC3, which flew over Normandy on D-Day, will be on display.

RAM will also hold a ceremony to give special recognition to WWII and Vietnam War veterans. A ceremony to honor men and women of all branches of the US armed forces will begin at 11 a.m. and will include a speech by RAM President and Founder Stan Brock.

Music at the event will include the 80-piece Tennessee Wind Symphony and a bagpipe performance.

The ceremony will end with a RAM Airborne Delivery Team parachuting onto the airfield immediately following the ceremony (weather permitting).