Topic: Fort Donelson National Cemetery
Dover, TN – From now until August 31st, 2013, Park Rangers from the Fort Donelson National Battlefield will be conducting “Battle Chats” daily at different tour stops.
Join a Park Ranger and learn a bit more about the park, the stories they preserve and share, and the resources they protect for future generations.
Meet the Park Ranger at the locations below at 11:00am daily. (Program will be cancelled in case of inclement weather, intense heat, staff shortages.)
Dover, TN – Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Cemetery will host their Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 27th, at 1:00pm to pay tribute to those who serve our Nation so nobly.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Parking is limited at the National Cemetery. Spaces nearest the front entrance will be reserved for those with mobility issues.
Visitors may bring their own chairs. «Read the rest of this article»
Atlanta, GA – Brian Keith McCutchen took over responsibility as the new superintendent of Fort Donelson National Battlefield on October 21st. He most recently served as superintendent of the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, in Vincennes, IN.
“We are very pleased that Brian is joining the Southeast Region family,” said David Vela, Southeast Regional Director. “He has a diverse record of professional experience in many of our historic parks. He is an avid student of American military history. That and his prior experiences as superintendent in two other parks will serve him and the Fort Donelson community very well.”
Dover, TN – Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Cemetery will host their Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 28th, at 1:00pm. Everyone is invited to attend.
Also, on this day set aside to honor the Veterans who have served our Nation proudly, the Cumberland Winds, a talented group of musicians will perform a free concert at Fort Donelson at 5:00pm. They will provide some beautiful Civil War era tunes, as well as tunes that pay tribute to our dear Veterans, living and deceased.
Visitors may bring their own chairs.
*Temperatures for Memorial Day are looking warm. Please bring water.
Written by the Women Veterans of America Chapter 20
Clarksville, TN – Three years after the Civil War ended, Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, head of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans, established May 30th as Decoration Day, a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.
Gen. Logan’s order for his posts to decorate graves in 1868 “with the choicest flowers of springtime” urged: “We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. … Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.”
A Salute to Freedom
Dover, TN – The 3rd Annual Eagle Fest will be held May 28th through May 30th in Downtown Dover Tennessee. This years event includes a Carnival that starts May 26th at 5:00pm with a Family Fun Night.
On Saturday, the Eagle Fest Parade starts at 10:00am at the Baptist Church and comes down by the courthouse. The parade is followed by the Opening Ceremony on the Main Stage with special guest speaker Vicki Yates of News Channel 5. The Main Stage and Carnival will be located at the Gateway Ford parking lot.
Dover, TN – Tribute will be paid to those who have fought for our Nation’s freedom on Sunday, May 29th, 2011, at Fort Donelson National Cemetery. Between the hours of 7:30pm and 9:00pm, luminary candles will be placed in front of each headstone in the National Cemetery.
Story tellers, including many faithful National Park Service volunteers, will be available to share the history of the National Cemetery and some of those who rest there. This event is offered as part of the town of Dover’s annual Eagle Fest. «Read the rest of this article»
The Women Veterans of America, Chapter #20, and the Women Veterans Network of the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, are honored to host the 2009 Fort Donelson National Battlefield and National Cemetery’s Memorial Day Ceremony.
On behalf of the National Park Service and Fort Donelson, all citizens are cordially invited to attend the ceremony, which will be held on Monday, May 25th at 1:00 pm. «Read the rest of this article»
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