Music City honors veterans Monday on Broadway

Music City is honoring all military members past and present on Broadway tomorrow during the Nashville Veteran’s Day Parade.

This tank maneuvers on lower Broadway in Nashville during Veteran's Day Parade 2012. (Photo by Lee Roberts)
This tank maneuvers on lower Broadway in Nashville during Veteran’s Day Parade 2012. (Photo by Lee Roberts)

According to the Tennessean, the parade is organized by the Davidson County Veterans Coordinating Council and will be led by the 101st Airborne Honor Guard, followed by retired Lt. Col. Bill Burleigh, director of Operation Stand Down, who shares the co-grand marshal title with country music legend Connie Smith.  Also in the lineup will be the 129th Army Band, which is the Tennessee National Guard’s band.

West End Avenue at 18th Avenue continuing to Broadway at 3rd Avenue are closed beginning at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

This clown hands out U.S. Flags out along the parade route in 2012. (Photo by Lee Roberts)
This clown hands out U.S. Flags out along the parade route in 2012. (Photo by Lee Roberts)

Parade elements will stage on West End/Broadway between 18th and 13th Avenues.  The parade will begin its 10-block route at 11 a.m. from Broadway at 13th Avenue.  It will conclude on Broadway at 3rd Avenue.  Commerce Street between 2nd and 4th Avenues and 3rd Avenue from Church Street to Korean Veterans Boulevard will be closed at 10:30 a.m. to allow for dispersal of parade elements.

The Broadway exit from I-40 will be closed at 9:30 a.m.  The Demonbreun Street, Church Street and Charlotte Avenue exits will be open.

A list of all Tennessee Veteran’s Day Parades can be found on the state’s web page by clicking here.

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