Gatlinburg will honor United States Military Veterans by hosting its 22nd annual Veterans Day Celebration at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 11 at Rocky Top Sports World. The day serves as a moment to step back and recognize the heroism of our military and honor the sacrifices they have made to protect our rights as citizens of the United States of America.  
 
The event will feature musical entertainment by the Gatlinburg-Pittman High School Band and Jay Teter, Master of Ceremonies for Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede who will perform the National Anthem. Likewise, special presentations will be made by the American Legion Post 202, Girl Scout Troop 20648, and the American Eagle Foundation which will commemorate the occasion with a demonstration by Challenger, an American Bald Eagle. Retired Gatlinburg Police Department Captain Jim Maples, a Vietnam Veteran, will present the POW-MIA Table and Invocation. There will also be a Quilt of Valor presentation. WATE reporter and military veteran Don Dare will emcee the ceremony which will be broadcast live on WATE.
 
Everyone is invited to the free, community celebration. Rocky Top Sports World is located at 1870 Sports World Blvd.