MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: List of events in the region

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Here’s a look at Memorial Day events scheduled across the region. 

To pay tribute to fallen military members, Mountain Home National Cemetery in Johnson City paid tribute on Saturday with a special decoration day at the graves of each fallen veteran. 

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE 

  • The Tri-Cities Military Council, American Legion, Korean War Veterans Association and Vietnam Veterans of America will honor area veterans with a Memorial Day ceremony at the Kingsport Veterans Memorial on Fort Henry Drive on Monday. The event is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. and U.S. Rep. Phil Roe will serve as the keynote speaker. 
  • The Murph Challenge gets started at 8 a.m. at J Fred Johnson Stadium. The event will benefit the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation. Day of registration is $60. You can learn more by visiting the following link.

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JONESVILLE, VIRGINIA 

  • A Memorial Day ceremony will be held on Monday starting at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Wall in Cumberland Bowl Park in Jonesville. The event is being sponsored by the Jonesville Woman’s Club. 

BRISTOL, VIRGINIA  

  • Memorial Day Services on Monday, May 27 at noon. Cumberland Square Park – War Memorial: Bristol, Virginia. Presented by the Bristol’s Fraternal, Veterans & Civic Council  

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GREENEVILLE, TENNESSEE  

  • Friday, May 24 – Scouting groups and community members will be placing flags on the graves in the National Cemetery on Friday, May 24th at 4:00 pm.  The flags will remain on display until Friday, May 31st. 

  • Free ranger-led tour of Andrew Johnson National Cemetery on Monday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours will include moderate physical activity, including walking, climbing stairs, moving over uneven surfaces, and exposure to out conditions. The program will explore the history of the national cemetery. Tours will last around 45 minutes and are free to the public. Parking is available at the park maintenance area at 121 Monument Avenue.  

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MARION, VIRGINIA  

  • The Town of Marion is honored to host the Profiles of Honor Tour, a mobile exhibition created by the Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission, as part of the community’s Memorial Day weekend.  The exhibit will be set up in front of Marion’s Town Hall, located at 138 West Main Street in historic downtown, and will be open all weekend May 24-27 through the Monday Memorial Day parade.  

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JOHNSON CITY, TENNESSEE  

  • Mountain Home National Cemetery will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. 
  • JCTN 150: Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. This event will be held at the Doughboy Statue and will include dedication of a new plaque recognizing service over the last 45 years. While the City of Johnson City celebrates its sesquicentennial in 2019, this year also marks the 100th anniversary of the Congressional Chartering of the American Legion. Kings Mountain Post 24 is one of the original American Legion Posts and remains active in the community. The Doughboy Statue was purchased by Kings Mountain Post 24 as a gift to the people of Johnson City. Erected on Nov. 11, 1935, the statue bears a bronze plaque honoring those who served and died during World War I. IN 1974, when the statue was moved to its present location a second plaque was added to honor those who served and died during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. 

  • Johnson City Memorial Day Program at 6 p.m. on Monday at Kiwanis Park near West Market Street. 

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