Clarksville, Tennessee Honors Veterans with 5 Day Celebration in September
Clarksville, Tenn. is a community that appreciates veterans.
The city borders the Fort Campbell Army Post, so appreciating military service is simply the way of life for both residents and businesses. Beyond the ingrained respect, the community publicly honors its heroes with an annual five-day Welcome Home Veterans Celebration. This year, during September 18-22, the community will host multiple activities to celebrate and honor veterans.
New activities on tap for 2019 include:
- 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit, a tribute to all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The memorial provides interactive education; including artifacts such as steel beams from the towers, documentary videos, and recordings of first responder radio transmissions. Interactive guided tours are carried out by FDNY firefighters who provide firsthand accounts of the day and its aftermath.
- Traveling Korean War Memorial, consists of 19 soldiers walking through a Korean rice paddy and three soldiers off to the side setting up a campfire.
Returning Activities for the Celebration Week include:
- Lee Greenwood Concert. Enjoy this American music legend in a free outdoor concert.
- American Traveling Tribute Wall is an 80-percent scale version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC and contains every name that is etched on the original monument.
- Field of Honor – Veterans Tribute flag display is part of a nationally recognized community program that demonstrates the strength and unity of Americans
- A Wreath Laying and Massing of the Colors will take place at the Wall.
- A Valor Luncheon features a key-note speaker and presentation from Quilts of Valor.
- Welcome Home Parade in historic downtown on Saturday. (Veterans, please register on the event website to participate.)
See all exhibits and the Lee Greenwood concert at Beachaven Vineyards and Winery, 1100 Dunlop Lane.
Keep up to date with all activities, register for events online, or explore hotel packages at welcomehomeveteranscelebration.com or contact Frances Manzitto by email at [email protected] or phone at 931-245-4345.
AARP is the premier sponsor for all event activities. Clarksville is located 40 miles northwest of Nashville near the Tennessee/Kentucky border on I-24.
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