Veterans Day Events

Tuesday, November 8, 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



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