Chattanooga National Cemetery To Host Memorial Day Ceremony

Friday, May 24, 2019

A Memorial Day Program to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation will be held on Monday, 11 a.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery Pavilion. 

Keynote speaker will be Deputy Under Secretary for Management Rick Chandler.

About Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 27 in 2019). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. service members who died while on active duty.

First enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War, it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.
The preferred name for the holiday gradually changed from "Decoration Day" to "Memorial Day," which was first used in 1882. It did not become more common until after World War II and was not declared the official name by Federal law until 1967. Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Bill, June 28, 1968, which moved three holidays from their traditional dates to a specified Monday to create a convenient three-day weekend. The holidays included Washington's Birthday, Veterans Day and Memorial Day. The change moved Memorial Day from its traditional May 30 date to the last Monday in May. The law took effect at the federal level in 1971.
Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials.  A National Moment of Remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. local time, on the holiday. Many people also observe the tradition of flying the United States flag at half-staff from dawn until noon local time.


CDOT Announces Events And Road Closures For July 25-28

Hamilton County VSO Expands Outreach

New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses


Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces the following events and closures for July 25-28. Thursday, July 25 Ales on 8th - W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Veterans Service Officer is expanding his outreach by holding meetings in two various Hamilton County communities. "This outreach is intended to make it easier for elderly ... (click for more)

Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: HENRY REED, JR KAY PAULINE MARTIN 565 ARLINGTON AVE 565 ARLINGTON AVE CHATTANOOGA, TN 37404 CHATTANOOGA, TN 37404 ... (click for more)


Happenings

CDOT Announces Events And Road Closures For July 25-28

Chattanooga Department of Transportation announces the following events and closures for July 25-28. Thursday, July 25 Ales on 8th - W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street will be closed on Thursday, July 25 from 2-11 p.m. This closure will be in effect each Thursday evening through Feb. 27, 2020. Friday, July 26 Nightfall - Cherry Street will be ... (click for more)

Hamilton County VSO Expands Outreach

The Hamilton County Veterans Service Officer is expanding his outreach by holding meetings in two various Hamilton County communities. "This outreach is intended to make it easier for elderly and severely disabled VA claimants to receive help with benefits without having to contend with construction and parking issues in the downtown Chattanooga area," officials said. Effective ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Tracy Calloway, 28, Dies After Being Shot Multiple Times On Trailwood Drive

Tracy Calloway, 28, has died after being shot multiple times on Trailwood Drive on Sunday afternoon. He had earlier been listed in critical condition at the hospital. At 2:13 p.m. , Chattanooga Police responded to a person shot call in the 4600 block of Trailwood Drive. U pon arrival, officers located the victim with multiple gunshot wounds as well as a vehicle that ... (click for more)

Girl, 16, In Critical Condition After Sunday Morning Rafting Accident On The Ocoee River

A 16-year-old girl was listed in critical condition at a Chattanooga hospital after a rafting accident on the Ocoee River. The incident happened around 10 a.m. on Sunday on a trip by Quest Expeditions. The girl was reportedly on life support. Ryan Cooke, president of the Ocoee River Outfitters Association, said, "I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to the family ... (click for more)

Opinion

I Support Erlanger - And Response

I write this opinion today under my own free will, without any suggestion or prodding from the management of Erlanger Health System. As a medical doctor employed by Erlanger, I am on the front lines taking care of people. Erlanger is an excellent health system and an excellent place to receive care. It is easy to sit back at a distance and decree how things should run. It is a different ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Mendicant’s Poem

Anthony de Mello, a Jesuit monk before he died in 1972, would have us to believe, “I was neurotic for years. I was anxious and depressed and selfish. Everyone kept telling me to change. I resented them and I agreed with them, and I wanted to change, but simply couldn't, no matter how hard I tried. “Then one day someone said to me, “Don't change. I love you just as you are,” Tony ... (click for more)