(RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN) This extended Memorial Day Weekend is to remember the soldiers who gave the supreme sacrifice to the service of America! There will be commemorations to veterans throughout Rutherford County through Monday (Memorial Day).
Stones River Battlefield
9:00AM Saturday (5/28/2022) scouts will be placing American flags on the graves at the Stones River National Cemetery. 2552 Old Nashville Highway.
Sun. (May 29, 2022) 8:30AM Memorial Day service at the Stones River National Cemetery
Sun. (May 29, 2022) 1:30PM Memorial Day service at th Stones River National Cemetery
Mon May 31, 2022) 9:00AM flag pickup at Stones River National Cemetery
Town of Smyrna
The Town of Smyrna encourages the public to meet at 11:00 o'clock this Monday morning (5/30/2022) at the Capt. Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial, 110 Sam Ridley Parkway East, for a Memorial Day Ceremony honoring the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Participating in the tribute will be Town of Smyrna Manager Brian D. Hercules, VFW District 6, Post 8422 Commander Darrell Birk, and memories shared by two nephews of World War II veterans: Stephen King and Roger Thomas.
Thank You DAR
As Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Col. Hardy Murfree Chapter Regent Lila Beasley said, "DAR does not wait until Memorial Day to honor our veterans. That is our main focus year round. Everything we do focuses on our veterans, past and present, living or dead."
On May 14, 2022 the DAR held a Revolutionary Patriot Grave Marking for Pvt. David Osteen. One segment of this ceremony honored all Veterans for the past 250 years of our country’s heritage. This event was held in conjunction with Sons of the American Revolution.
Honoring America's fallen warriors is the sole purpose of this federal holiday.
As of 1970 the commemoration was changed by Congress to be on the last Monday in May. Prior to 1970, it was known as Decoration Day and celebrated on May 30th from 1868 to 1970.