BlueCross Honors Veterans On Friday

Thursday, November 8, 2012

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will honor its employee veterans at a Veterans Day event at its company headquarters on Friday at 10 a.m. 

More than 200 veterans employed at BlueCross are expected to attend, in addition to local veterans’ service organizations, the Ringgold High School junior ROTC and the Tennessee Air National Guard Military Funeral Honors Color Guard.

This year’s event will feature special guest, Major General Elder Granger, M.D. U.S. Army (retired). MG Granger has led at every level of the Army Medical Department and has also served as the deputy director and program executive officer of the TRICARE Management Activity, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), where he oversaw the acquisition, operation and integration of the Department of Defense’s managed care program within the Military Health System.          


There will be the annual Veterans Recognition and Wreath Presentation Ceremony, and the BlueCross choir will sing national anthem, “Salute to the Armed Forces” and other patriotic songs.

The event will be at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, 1 Cameron Hill Circle, Cameron Hill Courtyard, Downtown Chattanooga, on  Friday, from 10–10:30 a.m. Parking is available at the designated visitors’ lot.          




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