5 veterans, state employees honored by Gov. Haslam

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Veterans Day ceremony was held Monday at the Tennessee Tower plaza by Governor Bill Haslam.

For the third year, five veteran and Tennessee state employees were honored for their service.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

The governor says it’s a special tradition.

“We have folks everywhere from our human resources department to the Tennessee higher education commission who have, like I said, been military veterans that are serving the state now,” Haslam told News 2.

The governor says there are over 2,500 veterans serving the state’s government, and veterans make up 10 percent of the adult population.