Honor American Veterans on November 11
There are never enough ways to say “Thank You” in order to recognize and honor the sacrifices our military men and women have made for us. However, in what has become one of the most popular Smoky Mountains celebrations, Gatlinburg TN will strive to do so in a very special way during the 11th Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration at Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza. This free admission event begins at 11 a.m.
One of only two cities in the state of Tennessee, Gatlinburg has the honor of being an official Regional Site for the observance of Veterans Day; which is exactly why you want to be part of the celebration as they salute our veterans of the Armed Forces with words of tribute and inspiring musical numbers.
Your heart will soar hearing the stirring patriot music performed by the Gatlinburg-Pittman High School band and choir, and will no doubt fly even higher during the Tennessee Air National Guard’s flyover. Special recognition will be given to the attending veterans and there will be a moment of remembrance for fallen comrades who sacrificed their all. Along with notable veteran speakers, the American Eagle Foundation will present an American bald eagle program.
We hope you’ll plan to bring your family to Gatlinburg for the long weekend and join with others extending your heartfelt thanks to those who put service before self! Book your lodging with us at The Best Western Twin Islands or Best Western Crossroads Inn so you’ll be close to the event and receive your Active and Retired Military discount. Our staff is also ready to provide suggestions of fun things to do after the Veteran’s Day Celebration! Visit local shops in downtown, have a delicious lunch and get in the Christmas spirit by enjoying the lights and activities of Winterfest!