Memorial Day Events Held Across Mid-State
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Memorial Day, several ceremonies and celebrations have been planned for across the mid-state to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
In Wilson County, festivities kicked off at 9 a.m. Monday at the county courthouse. Later, the event will wrap up with the posting of the wreath, a 21 gun salute, and the playing of Taps.
Montgomery County will hold their annual ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Park at 10 a.m. The keynote address will be delivered by Colonel Karen Darnell, who currently serves as the state inspector general for the Tennessee National Guard. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held inside William O Beach Civic Hall.
Another ceremony has been planned Old Hickory at 10:30 a.m. In addition to Memorial Day services, the Veterans Memorial Park Committee will also be collecting worn and damaged flags for proper disposal.
Sumner County will hold their service at 11:30 a.m. at the Sumner County Veterans Park in Gallatin. The park is behind the county building at 355 North Belvedere Drive. They will have a bronze-cast Braille flag on display in honor of blind veterans.
Service members who have died this past year will be honored during a special ceremony at the Madison National Cemetery at 2 p.m. The names of soldiers lost this year will be read aloud. The service is open to the public.
And for runners and walkers alike, there was the Memorial Day Dash 5K. All proceeds from the annual event benefit the restoration of the Nashville City Cemetery. The race kicked off at 8 a.m. at Greer Stadium.