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Memorial Day Weekend



Special Event
When
2021

Where
Medal of Honor Heritage Center

The Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center partnered with multiple organizations to create a Memorial Day weekend that combined patriotism, inspiration, entertainment, and fun for the entire family.

 

Burroughs Battery/1st Tennessee Artillery will demonstrate the operation of Civil War artillery in the Aquarium Plaza, and visitors will be invited to learn artillery drill under the direction of battery members throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday. Morning and afternoon programs on the importance of Civil War artillery and its role in the receipt of a Medal of Honor at the battle of Lookout Mountain will be presented in the institution’s Johnson Education Center.

 

In addition to the artillery program, the Air National Guard Band of the South provided a series of free public concerts in the plaza throughout Saturday and Sunday. The concerts featured a variety of musical genres, including jazz and rock, that was a joy for all members of the family.

The themes of patriotism, service, and sacrifice were highlighted by the Saturday morning program remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and dedicating the latest addition to the Heritage Center’s Brick of Valor walk, which features a new section memorializing World War II recipient Charles H. Coolidge, who recently passed away at the age of 99. Assisting in this ceremony was be Medal of Honor Recipient Captain Mike Rose. (Click here to watch the Bricks of Valor Dedication Ceremony). There was also an opportunity to meet this American hero, have your photograph taken with him, and receive an autographed poster from him.

 

The 2021 National Medal of Honor Heritage Center Memorial Day Weekend closed as a huge success!

Visitors of all ages enjoyed the free concerts and artillery demonstrations as our military service members were honored through our remembrance programs. Please join us next year for our Memorial Day Remembrance. 

 

 

 

Memorial Day Weekend

Where
Medal of Honor Heritage Center

When
2021

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