A Little History + Things To Do This Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day and thanks to all the who gave their lives serving our country.


A little history: did you know unofficially, Memorial Day got its start after the Civil War, when freed slaves and abolitionists gathered in Charleston, S.C., on May 1, 1985 to honor Union soldiers who gave their lives to battle slavery.



Now, check out a few things you can get out and do today with family in Nashville.

1. Visit one of the local memorial park’s in the area, including:

  • Veterans Memorial, Clarksville
  • Williamson County Veterans Park, Franklin
  • Old Hickory Veterans Memorial Park, Nashville
  • Sumner County Veterans Park, N. Belvedere Dr., Gallatin
  • Stones River National Cemetery

2. Attend a Memorial Day program. Murfreesboro will hold their Flags of Remembrance Ceremony at 5pm (30441 Memorial Blvd.)

3. Visit a waterpark with family and friends.

Looking for more? Here are some additional things going on today.



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Hey Nashville! I am Ashley L, born in Nashville with some Chicago suburb living in between. Music City is growing and I am enjoying all it has to offer from the newest indie restaurants to making my way across the city greenways. My background is marketing and my passion is all things entrepreneurial. I can't wait to share all the fun things I have and will discover...stay tuned!

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