Please Join Us for a Public Event in Nashville to Commemorate U.S. Entry into WWI 
Thursday, April 6 at noon in the Courtyard of War Memorial Building
 
A Declaration Day ceremony will honor all Tennesseans who served in WWI, often referred to as the Great War. State organizations will gather on April 6 in downtown Nashville to commemorate America’s entry into World War I on April 6, 1917. It will also recognize the more than 3,400 Tennessee soldiers who lost their lives during the war. The event is organized by the Tennessee Great War Commission, Tennessee State Parks, the Tennessee State Museum and the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services. 
 
The first mass war of the twentieth century lasted four years – from 1914 to 1918. More than 100,000 Tennesseans volunteered or were drafted. In September 1925, the War Memorial Building was dedicated to commemorate those who served.
 

Declaration Day Ceremony: 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Noon – Introduction 

12:15 p.m. – Presentation of Colors and Pledge of Allegiance

12:30 p.m. – Remarks and Commemoration
with the Laying of the Memorial Wreath

At the Courtyard of War Memorial Building

301 6th Ave. N., Nashville TN 37243

Speakers: 

Jeff Wells, Tennessee State Parks Director of Interpretive Programming and Education

Dr. Michael Birdwell, Tennessee Great War Commission Chair

Many-Bears Grinder, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services

War Memorial Building

For more information on the Tennessee Great War Commission, click here

 

Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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