NEW Location – Rocky Top Sports World
Gatlinburg honors United States military veterans and active-duty personnel with a moving Veterans Day celebration on Wednesday, November 11 at 11 a.m. at Rocky Top Sports World at 1870 Sports World Blvd, Gatlinburg. The new location allows for appropriate social distancing in a beautiful setting against the backdrop of Mount LeConte.
The ceremony will feature special performances and appearances by the Gatlinburg-Pittman High School Band, the American Legion Post 202 Honor Guard, distinguished vocalist Jay Teter and a dramatic presentation by the American Eagle Foundation. Retired Gatlinburg Police Department Captain Jim Maples will present the POW-MIA Table/Invocation.
“We call this a celebration in that the service and sacrifices made by our veterans are celebrated with the intent to thank those who give, and continue to give, so much to keep our nation free,” said Mark Adams, President/CEO of the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.
For 21 years Gatlinburg has been recognized as an official Regional Site for the Observance of Veterans Day by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Day National Committee. The event is free and open to the public.