Memorial Day Service to be Held in Downtown Franklin

Memorial Day

The annual Franklin Memorial Day Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 28th at 10 a.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Park (located at Five Points in downtown Franklin) lasting about 45 minutes. A few chairs will be provided but guests are encouraged to bring seating or blankets.

Participants will include the Williamson County Community Band and members of the 101st Airborne Division, Ft. Campbell and the Tennessee National Guard, and American Legion Posts 22 and 215.

Mayors Ken Moore (City of Franklin) and Roger Anderson (Williamson County) will also speak during the ceremony.

During this year’s event, they will unveil a new section of the Veterans’ Memorial Park dedicated to the African American soldiers that served in the US Colored Troops. Tina Jones, founder of Slaves to Soldiers, began researching and found that almost 300 slaves became soldiers and none were currently recognized in the Veterans Park. Each Memorial Day new pavers are added to the park and this year 29 pavers will be dedicated in honor of these soldiers.

If you are interested in sponsoring a paver, visit the Slaves to Soldiers website for more information.