Flag Placement (May 27, 2017 - 10 AM) - Middle Tennessee scouting and youth organizations will place American flags on more than 7,000 graves in Stones River National Cemetery.
Participants will park near the visitor center and are encouraged to arrive by 9:30 AM. We encourage participants to carpool. Some participants may have to park along the tour road and walk to the cemetery. Parking in the cemetery will be reserved for participants with accessibility needs. Please display your placard so the ranger at the gate can see it as you approach. No drop-offs will be permitted at the national cemetery entrance.
All groups will register as they enter the national cemetery. Groups will receive flags and a section assignment during registration. Volunteer groups may pre-register for a commemorative patch through the Middle Tennessee Council Boy Scouts of America.
Memorial Day Memories (May 27, 2017 - 11 AM to 3 PM)
Following the decoration of Stones River National Cemetery, spend some time roaming through that hallowed ground and learn more about the stories and sacrifices of the men and women interred there.
Visitors will find exhibits featuring items used by our miltary from the Civil War through the Vietnam War. Living historians and veterans will be stationed at gravesites throughout the cemetery helping visitors connect to the cost of our freedoms through the experiences of soldiers and their families.
Visitors will also get a chance to put themselves in the role of a soldier with an array of hands-on activities.
Programs will begin at 11 AM and run through 3 PM. We recommend that visitors enter the park at our main gate located at 1563 N. Thompson Lane and follow the signs to our Memorial Day parking area in the field in front of the Chicago Board of Trade Battery.
Memorial Day Service (May 28, 2017 - 1:30 PM) - Visitors are invited to gather at the national cemetery rostrum to remember the sacrifices of soldiers, past and present. The event will include patriotic music, a wreath laying ceremony and a reading of the names of veterans who have passed away since last Memorial Day.