Middle Tennessee has plenty going on for Memorial Day and Memorial Day Weekend as we all take time to reflect and honor the brave men and women who selflessly served our country. Here are some ideas of activities to do in and around Nashville for Memorial Day.
Tennessee State Capitol
Visit the Tennessee State Capitol in the heart of Downtown Nashville that holds two statues of historic Nashville heroes – 7th President Andrew Jackson and Sgt. Alvin C York, a WWI hero and Tennessee native.
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Take a walk through the beautiful, 19-?acre state park that is home to a WWII Memorial.
War Memorial Auditorium Plaza
Take a trip over to the War Memorial Auditorium that was built as a memorial to Tennesseans who died in WWI. On the auditorium’s plaza are two sculptures that pays tribute to those who died fighting in the Vietnam War and Korean War.
Military History Branch – Tennessee State Museum
The Tennessee State Museum displays an exhibit inside the War Memorial Auditorium that covers America’s overseas conflicts, beginning with the Spanish-?American War in 1898 and ending the World War II in 1945.
Vietnam Memorial Wall – Nashville National Cemetery
A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be in Nashville from May 26 – May 28 at the Nashville National Cemetery from 8am – 4pm. The memorial replica is free to visit.
Flag Ceremony – Nashville National Cemetery
The Nashville National Cemetery will hold a flag placing ceremony on Monday, May 28, 2018. Friends and families can honor the fallen heroes as the cemetery places small flags on each grave. The activities start at 1pm and includes live music and a speech from Operation Stand Down nonprofit director Col. John Krenson.
Memorial Day Dash 5K
This 5K Run on Monday, May 28, 2018 and takes place around the historic Fort Negley and through the Nashville City Cemetery. Race starts at 7:30am. Tickets are $35.00.
The Tennessee Renaissance Festival is hosting its final weekend of fun!
Lively medieval festival featuring minstrels, gallants, armored knights and jousting. Over 60 skilled Artisans from all over the country display their favorite medieval merchant pieces. Taste specialty food and drinks.
10th annual Flags of Remembrance in Murfreesboro, TN
Continuing a ten-?year tradition, the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro will host an inspiring formation of U.S. flags in tribute to our veterans, our military, and our personal heroes Memorial Day weekend, May 26th – 28th. Admission is free.
Memorial Day Program At Stones River Battlefield in Murfreesboro, TN
Visitors are invited to gather at the national cemetery rostrum to remember the sacrifices of soldiers, past and present. The event will include patriotic music, a wreath laying ceremony and a reading of the names of veterans who have passed away since last Memorial Day.