Tributes to American Military Veterans

Veterans Day is a national holiday that celebrates all veterans of the American military, dead or alive. It is a day that gives us an additional opportunity to thank those living for their service and sacrifice.

American Bald Eagle at Gatlinburg Veterans Day Celebration

November 11, 11 a.m.
Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza

Gatlinburg, designated a Regional Site for the Observance of Veterans Day 2019, presents a tribute fitting to America’s heroes with an annual POW-MIA Table/Invocation and bald eagle presentation, courtesy of the American Eagle Foundation.   During this extraordinary Veterans Day Celebration, everyone is invited to gather at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies plaza on November 11 at 11 a.m. to participate in this special event. In addition to the POW-MIA Table/Invocation and the Bald Eagle, there will be Honor Guard by American Legion Post 202 and Boy Scout Troop 111, a keynote speaker, and performances by the Gatlinburg-Pittman high school band.

Other Veterans Day Events:

Sevier County High School Veterans Day Program
Thursday and Friday, November 7 & 8
27th Annual tribute to all Veterans and active duty personnel who valiantly give of themselves to keep our country free. This year’s theme is “No Greater Love.”

There will be three shows:
Thursday, 7th
Light reception for Veterans at 5:30 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, 8th
Continental breakfast for Veterans at 9:30 a.m., shows 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Titanic Honors Veterans
During the entire month of November, past and present military members with military ID receive free admission to the Titanic Museum Attraction. Guests of military member will receive Titanic’s regular military discount.