Nashville honoring its heroes

Nashville honoring its heroes: If you’re in Middle-Tennessee (especially other Nashville bloggers), please spread the word about a very special event honoring World War II veterans this Saturday, May 29, at the National Guard Armory (see address below).

A friend of this weblog has worked tirelessly to ensure that World War II veterans in this area who are unable to travel to Washington D.C. this weekend for the dedication of the National World War II Memorial will still have a chance to be recognized and honored by their fellow citizens and family-members.

The National Memorial’s Nashville-Davidson County Veterans Coordinating Council is hosting a simulcast viewing of the D.C. dedication ceremony along with its own pre-ceremony activities to honor local WWII veterans.

The public is invited to attend to show their appreciation and support of these great men and women. Here is information about the event:

“You Won’t Fade Away . . . Nashville’s Tribute to the WWII Generation”

Date: Saturday, May 29


11:00 a.m. Pre-dedication celebration featuring live music, era exhibits,
honoring of local veterans, presentation of colors, and the opportunity for
veterans to share their stories

1:00 p.m. Dedication simulcast viewing of D.C. ceremony

Location: National Guard Armory, 3041 Sidco Dr., Nashville, TN

Special note: Bring driver’s license or photo ID

You can find information about the event (and other Memorial Day weekend events honoring World War II veterans) on this page of the website of the Nashville radio station, FM-105.9.

(A special note: This weblog would like to thank Nashville’s Classic Printing for contributing its services in printing the program for Saturday’s event.)

  • Hudge

    Another commemoration event that will be broadcast this weekend – on Sunday on CSPAN – is the Rolling Thunder remembrance of MIAs and POWs in all wars.
    This 20 percent of this blog’s readership (and reader’s wife) participated in this event a few years back and it remains one of the most moving events of our lives.