Veterans tribute at Blountsville

“What did you do in the war, Grandpa? Why?”

“What does patriotism mean? What is duty?”

“What does it mean to preserve freedom?”

These are questions that can be answered during Blountsville Historical Society’s tribute to veterans Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the town’s historical park, two miles north of the gazebo on U.S. 231.

This exhibition of military history is a time-lined event, in a format believed not to have been used in Blount County previously. Veterans will share their own stories and military experiences with the crowd against a background of tents, military vehicles, soldiers dressed in era uniforms, and patriotic music. There will also be inside displays and educational visuals.

Children are encouraged to come with their families to enjoy the free, fun-filled day. Parking is self-directed (just follow signs).

As the crowd visits the various park buildings to see how they are “dressed up” for the tribute, historical society members hope they will return Dec. 6 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to see the Victorian theme and decor for their Christmas open house.

The group also hopes visitors will offer their opinions of its presentations of cultural and educational events, as continuance of such depends upon attendance and support.