Veterans Day Events

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Here are 11.11.11 Veterans Day activities in the Chattanooga area.

Friday
Visit Veterans and Active Duty Military
9-11 a.m., Chattanooga VA Clinic and The Vet Center
Veterans Day Ceremony presented by Chattanooga Area Veterans Council

11 a.m.-noon, Chattanooga National Cemetery

12-4 p.m., Chattanooga’s Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
Noon, free patriotic luncheon concert featuring music from the East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra
Ongoing events from 12-4 p.m. including:
Free refreshments and giveaways
Recognition of veterans and military
Booths representing veterans services
Displays of military artifacts, photos, and collections in partnership with Louis Varnell, The History Company, and the Southeast Veterans Museum
Grand unveiling of new exhibits on loan from the National Medal of Honor Museum
“I Have a Story Project” collecting veterans stories

Sunday
“To Serve and Protect” Expo at Chattanooga Market featuring Army, Air Force, Chattanooga Police Department, Chattanooga Fire Department, Meth Task Force, city of Chattanooga Drivers Education Program and more
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Chattanooga Market, First Tennessee Pavilion

Free Patriotic Music and Hymn Festival Concert featuring Roland Carter and presented by the Chattanooga Music Club
7 p.m., Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium


Program At Sherman Reservation On Missionary Ridge - Saturday, Sept. 6

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a one-hour special program at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 that will discuss General William T. Sherman’s capture of Atlanta.  Visitors should meet at Sherman Reservation, located near the intersection of North Crest Road and Lightfoot Mill Road on Missionary Ridge. “So Atlanta is ours and fairly ... (click for more)

TDOT Halts Lane Closures On Tennessee Highways For Labor Day Weekend

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the busy Labor Day holiday travel period.  Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday through 6 a.m. on Tuesday.  This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday. ... (click for more)

School Board Unanimously Makes Cuts To Teacher Insurance; Spouses Can Only Stay On If They Have No Other Insurance

The Hamilton County School Board on Thursday night voted to Increase the premium for spouses by $100 - a move officials said would save the schools from $2,040,000 to $3,040,000. Spouses will not continue to be covered if they have insurance available to them on their jobs. School officials said the 1,700 spouses on county school insurance last year had $10 million in claims. ... (click for more)

City Audit Hits Travel Abuses By Top Chattanooga Library Personnel; Report Forwarded To State On Possible Fraud

A report by Internal City Auditor Stan Sewell found travel abuses by top personnel of the Chattanooga Library. The auditor said he found possible instances of fraud and forwarded information to state officials in regard to "reported potential fraudulent activity" by Margaret Backus, Systems Administrator and Nathaniel Hill, Assistant Library Director. The report says, ... (click for more)

Thanks For Making The Southern Brewers Festival A Success

Now that the dust has settled I'd like to thank Chattanooga for supporting the Southern Brewers Festival and making it yet another very successful event.    For those who do not know - the SBF benefits the Chattanooga chapter of Kids on the Block and the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.  As a partner helping the SBF with volunteers, sponsorships and the overall production ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

I’ll admit I paid little more than scant attention to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police bullets in Ferguson, Mo., after he allegedly was involved in strong-armed robbery. There are too many tawdry details and, in my way of thinking, there is nothing under God’s sun, absolutely nothing, that gives others the right to riot, burn ... (click for more)