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TDVA to Host and Participate in Several Memorial Day Events

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 | 05:33am
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder announces several Memorial Day Events to recognize fallen service members across the state.
 

 Governor Haslam's Memorial Day Program
Thursday, May 24, 2012
9:00 a.m. CDT
Legislative Plaza, Nashville

 
Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
7931 McCrory Lane, Nashville
Military Officers Association of America
Saturday, May 26, 2012
9:30 a.m. CDT
 
Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
7931 McCrory Lane, Nashville
"For Whom The Bell Tolls"
Sunday, May 27, 2012
11:00 a.m. CDT
 
Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
7931 McCrory Lane, Nashville
Nashville Community Band Concert
Sunday, May 27, 2012
1:00 p.m. CDT
 
Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
7931 McCrory Lane, Nashville
Memorial Day Program
Hosted by Davidson County Veterans Coordinating Council
Sunday, May 27, 2012
2:00 p.m. CDT
 
West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery
4000 Forest Hill-Irene Road
Germantown, TN
Memorial Day Service
Monday, May 28, 2012
11:00 a.m. CDT
 
East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
Lyons View Pike, Knoxville
Monday, May 28, 2012
2:30 p.m. EDT
 
Fort Negley Visitors Center
1100 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville
Honoring the Service and Sacrifice of All American Service Members
Saturday, May 26, 2012
11:00 a.m. CDT
 
Flags of Remembrance Healing Field Memorial Event
Medical Center Parkway-next to the Avenue and Maplegrove Drive
Murfreesboro
Monday, May 28, 2012
5:00 p.m. CDT
 
Memorial Day originally began on May 5, 1968 as Decoration Day, which was a day set aside to decorate the graves of troops killed during the Civil War. After World War I, the observance was expanded to honor all troops killed in American Wars.
 
In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress and was determined to be the last Monday in May. 
 
“I hope all Tennesseans will pause to remember our fallen service members throughout our state and country’s history who gave the ultimate sacrifice,” Grinder said. “We are privileged to have the opportunity to remember and pay tribute to the men and women who have helped to form our country’s foundation and have strengthened our commitment to freedom.”  
 
For more Memorial Day events happening in Tennessee visit tn.gov/veteran/memorialday.html.
 
 
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