Friday, May 24, 2019 09:04 PM

THERE ARE PLENTY OF EVENTS THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND LEADING UP TO CHATTANOOGA'S ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE - CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS

The summer solstice won't arrive for another month (June 21), but we can mark the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day weekend. The weather's certainly getting a jump-start, with sunny skies and highs in the low 90s expected Sunday and Monday. Several entertainment options are listed below, but don't forget the reason Americans observe Memorial Day. Unlike Veterans Day (Nov. 11), which celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, Memorial Day is set aside to honor those who died in service to their country. A solemn day indeed. The city's annual Memorial Day service, hosted by the Chattanooga Area Veterans Council, begins at 11 a.m. Monday at Chattanooga National Cemetery, 1200 Bailey Ave. Parking will be provided at the National Guard Armory, 1801 S. Holtzclaw Ave., and Redemption to the Nations Church, 1908 Bailey Ave., parking lot A. Shuttles will be provided to and from the cemetery between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The only parking allowed in the cemetery will be vehicles with handicapped plates or placard. Note the American flags on the graves when you arrive. More than 50,000 were to be placed on the graves on Saturday, a tradition begun by Boy Scouts of the ...

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