The physical Memorial is a magnificent formation of 32 granite monuments bearing the inscribed names of more than 6000 veterans from 35 East Tennessee counties who have died in military service since the beginning of World War I. Names are listed by conflict and by county within those conflicts.
The names and deeds of the 14 Medal of Honor recipients from East Tennessee are also inscribed and honored. The Memorial is on a grassy plot at the northern end of Knoxville’s World’s Fair Park. Other features are a plaza entrance with a 50-foot flag pole and a 27-foot high bell tower.
The 35 counties included in the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial project are Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Claiborne, Carter, Cocke, Cumberland, Fentress, Grainger, Greene, Hancock, Hamilton, Hamblen, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Rhea, Roane, Scott, Sequatchie, Sevier, Sullivan , Unicoi, Union and Washington.