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


Whitfield Cert Adds 10 New Members After Emergency Response Training

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The Salvation Army Of Greater Chattanooga Expecting To Feed More Than 1,000 Hungry Neighbors This Week

The Salvation Army, with the help of dozens of volunteers, hosted the 5th Annual Thanksgiving Eve Community Festival Wednesday, from noon–2 p.m. at 800 McCallie Ave. Over 200 were served by 50 plus volunteers. The Salvation Army will also be delivering meals to over 600 homebound neighbors Thursday, on Thanksgiving Day.   Volunteers will arrive at 9 a.m. to begin deliveries ... (click for more)

10-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured In Attack By Pit Bull At His Home In Sale Creek

A 10-year-old boy suffered serious injuries when he was attacked by a pit bull on Thanksgiving Day morning. At approximately 10:12 a.m. deputies were called to 175 Daugherty Ferry Road regarding a report of a dog attack on a child. On arrival the Sale Creek Fire Department found the child on the front porch of the residence.  The child’s father said his son came ... (click for more)

Alecia Driggins Faces Multiple Charges After Robbery And Hit-And-Run In East Ridge

East Ridge Police arrived on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at the East Ridge Flea Market at 6725 Ringgold Road in response to a reported pedestrian struck and hit and run incident. Once on the scene, police determined that the incident was actually a robbery. The victim advised police that a white woman claiming to be a police officer grabbed her purse and attempted to flee ... (click for more)

Lawlessness At Heritage Park

As a frequent visitor at Heritage Park in East Brainerd, I must say that the situation is becoming slightly out of control.  To start, parking is atrocious.  The unpaved lot contains nothing but loose gravel which has naturally given way to divots in the ground assuring you a few bumps.  Why isn't this area smoothed out?  It's not worth parking there anyways ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A ‘Black Friday’ Poem

On this, “Black Friday,” when frantic shopping and crowded aisles cause some nerves to wear thin, please allow me to share a poem a friend sent me not long ago called “Shoes in Church.” Perhaps it will be fitting: SHOES IN CHURCH I showered and shaved. I adjusted my tie. I got there and sat In a pew just in time. Bowing my head in prayer, as I closed my eyes. I saw ... (click for more)