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Memorial Day events planned


• The Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on Lyons View Pike at North Shore Drive will hold a Memorial Day ceremony from 2 to 3 p.m., Monday, May 29. The cemetery is just east of North Shore Drive and north of Lyons View Pike, opposite the city’s Lakeshore Park.

• An hour-long Memorial Day service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, May 29, at the Doughboy Memorial statue in front of Historic Knoxville High School, 101 E. Fifth Ave., at Central Avenue.

• American Legion Post 70 of Lenoir City will sponsor a Memorial Day ceremony, honoring the nation’s fallen military heroes, at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, at the Legion Memorial in Lakeview Cemetery near Lenoir City Park and marina.

• A Tennessee State Guard honor guard will ceremonially honor veterans of all U.S. campaigns. American Gold Star mothers will lay a wreath. Post 70 members and Boy Scouts will place flags at known graves of veterans at Lakeview Cemetery and two others on Martel Road. All are invited to honor men and women, past and present, who have served in U.S. armed forces.

• Knoxville’s National Cemetery at 939 Tyson St., just west off Broadway, will hold an hour-long Memorial Day service at 11 a.m., Monday, May 29. For details, call 865-637-9850.

• The Tennessee Native Veterans Society will join with Tennessee’s National Cemeteries to conduct a “Fallen Warriors” Memorial Day observance at 12:45 p.m., Monday, May 29, at Knoxville’s National Cemetery, 939 Tyson St. Wearing of regalia is optional for Native American participants. The cemetery is west of Broadway, near Fifth and Central avenues, north of Interstate 40 and just east of Interstate 275. For details, call 423-855-6590.

• The Oak Ridge Community Band will perform a free Memorial Day concert of patriotic and other music at 7 p.m., Monday, May 29, at the A.K. Bissell Park in Oak Ridge. The park may be reached by taking the Pellissippi Parkway to State Highway 62 (South Illinois Avenue) into Oak Ridge. Turn right on Tulane Avenue past the American Museum of Science and Energy, and then left onto Oak Ridge Turnpike (SH 95), and left again into the Oak Ridge Civic Center parking lot. Those attending the concert are urged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. For details, call 865-482-3568.

 

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