Veterans Day Celebration
Nov 11, 2015
Join Gatlinburg in saluting America's veterans of the Armed Forces, featuring stirring musical numbers and words of tribute on Ripley's Aquarium Plaza. Every year since 2000, Gatlinburg, Tennessee hosts a very special event on November 11 to honor our nation’s veterans in a fitting and appropriate manner.
The title “Gatlinburg Veterans Day Celebration” is an accurate description of the event in that the service and sacrifices made by our veterans are celebrated with the intent to thank those who gave – and continue to give - so much to keep our nation free. The ceremony at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza starts at 11 a.m. and is free to the public.
Gatlinburg is among only 2 cities in Tennessee to be recognized as an official Regional Site for the Observance of Veterans Day. This is a prestigious distinction, given by the Department of Veterans Affairs, to only 41 sites total in the United States. The distinction affiliates this celebration with the one occurring at the National Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery. A number of ceremonies will be performed during the celebration, including music by bands from Gatlinburg-Pittman High School and Walters State Community College. There will also be a military flyover, a bald eagle presentation, and the recognition of present veterans.
Come visit with us and help us thank and celebrate our brave men and women who fight for our freedom!
Call us or visit our website and make plans to attend this special event! We hope to see you soon!