Here is a list of Veterans Day events in the Knoxville area today.
* East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association: 9 a.m. ceremony, East Tennessee Veterans Memorial in World’s Fair Park. Events include dedication of the inscription on the red granite pylons of the names of 19 additional fallen heroes from East Tennessee, and dedication of a newly constructed walkway to the memorial in honor of the late USAF Brig. Gen. Walter J. (Bud) Bacon.
* Blount County Courthouse: 9:45 a.m. reception with a program to follow at 10:45 a.m.
* 84th Veterans Day Parade, Knoxville: Sponsored by the American Legion Knoxville Post 2, the parade starts at 10:45 a.m. at the Knoxville Coliseum, and then runs along Church Street, right onto Gay Street and then right onto Summit Hill. At 11 a.m. all parade participants will halt and face west while honors are rendered at the reviewing stand for veterans of all our country’s wars.
* A.L. Lotts Elementary School in West Knoxville: Veterans Day Assembly beginning at 8:10 a.m. Students in grades K-2 will line the hallways of the school as veterans (and the student who invited them to A.L. Lotts) parade down the hall to the gym for the celebration assembly.
* City of Harriman: Event beginning at 10 a.m. at Riverfront Park. Anyone can participate in raising the flag in the park. At 11 a.m., a presentation that includes two elementary schools, a color guard unit, and fire and police departments will take place near the War Memorial Fountain in the park.
* Gatlinburg’s seventh annual Veterans Day Celebration: Festivities at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza will start at 11 a.m. with a KC-135 Stratotanker flyover. Retired Gen. Carl Stiner will serve as keynote speaker. Admission is free.
* Tennessee Chapter, State Guard Association of the United States: 2 p.m., annual Veterans Day program at the Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Northshore Drive at Lyons View Pike. All are welcome to attend.
* Knox Area Rescue Ministries: Annual Veterans Day Dinner to honor homeless veterans. Special evening meal will be served beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the center, 418 N. Broadway. The veterans will be served by KARM volunteers. At 6 p.m. a patriotic service will be held at the KARM chapel.
* Young-Williams Animal Center will be open 11 a.m.-5p.m.
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