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Veterans Day Celebration
|In what has become one of its more popular annual celebrations, Gatlinburg will pay homage to all military men and women who have served and are still serving with the town’s Veterans Day Celebration this November. The growing Gatlinburg event will take place on Monday, November 11 at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies at 2pm and is FREE to the public.
As designated by the Veterans Day National Committee, Department of Veterans Affairs, Gatlinburg is an official Regional Site for the observance of Veterans Day and one of two cities in the state of Tennessee to hold that honor. Across the United States, 57 different cities are bestowed with this prestigious honor. Of course, Veterans Day is marked nationally by a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery just outside Washington DC in Virginia. Gatlinburg’s Veterans Day Celebration will occur in accordance with ceremonies taking place at the National Veterans Day Observance in Arlington.
For those of you planning to make a day of it at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, activities on the docket include recognition of veterans, a military flyover, an American Bald Eagle presentation, patriotic music, and much more.
The City of Gatlinburg and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies are proud to sponsor this year’s Gatlinburg Veterans Day ceremony and hope that everyone will come out and give a big “Thank you!” to all our military men and women.