Civil War Walking Parade And Ceremony Set April 25

In recognition of the significant impact of the Civil War on Fentress County and the Cumberland Plateau, the Fentress County Historical Society, working with local county and city government leaders, will conduct a “Walking Parade” beginning at 9:45 a.m. Saturday from Union Bank to the front steps of the courthouse.

Re-enactors representing both sides of the Civil War, The American Legion Post 137 Honor Guard, York High School JROTC members and others will lead the short walk down Main Street, around the Courthouse and into the East parking lot immediately before the ceremony begins with the presentation of colors and singing of the National Anthem by Glenda Jennings.

The program will include Civil War-era songs by Richard Gooding, greetings and welcome from City Mayor Ryan Smith and County Executive Michael Cross, and brief stories of Civil War soldiers from Fentress County. State Senator Ken Yager and Representatives Kelly Keisling and John Mark Windle are expected to attend or send representatives.   

SCHEDULE FROM UNION BANK

  9:45 a.m. – Walking Parade from Union Bank to Court House  – VSO Jeff Tinch coordinator

ON COURTHOUSE LAWN

10:00 a.m. – Salute & Pledge to the Flag of the United States by Jeff Tinch followed by Nationl Anthem sung by Glenda Jennings

10:05 a.m. – Welcome and Remarks by County Executive J. Michael Cross

10:10 a.m. – Welcome and Remarks by City Mayor Ryan Smith

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.