Veterans Day Weekend Activities At Chickamauga And Chattanooga National Military Park

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend activities on Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 9-11 

Veterans Day will be celebrated as a fee-free weekend for all park visitors in honor of U.S. veterans and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces.  This includes Point Park on Lookout Mountain.  The fee-free period begins Saturday, Nov. 9, and continues through Monday, Nov. 11.  

Living historians will represent a historical military timeline associated with the battlefield on Saturday, Nov. 9, and Sunday, Nov. 10.    Did you know that hundreds of Cherokee Indians travelled up the LaFayette Road during Indian Removal, or that U.S. Volunteers trained for the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II on Chickamauga Battlefield?  A park ranger will lead visitors back in time.  These 45 minute programs will take place behind the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Also on Saturday, Nov. 9, a park ranger will present a 90-minute interpretive program titled, “A Walk Down Memory Lane – Units on the Battleline” to visit some of the monuments along Battleline Road and learn about some of the soldier’s accounts and stories associated with the Battle of Chickamauga.  This program begins at 2 p.m. at Tour Stop 2.  It is recommended that you wear comfortable, supportive footwear and dress appropriately for the weather.

For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706.866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 821-7786, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.




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