ECW Weekender: Memorial Day 2021 at the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center

For our readers in the Western Theater or those traveling to the region for Memorial Day Weekend, check out the special events at the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The events will be highlighting themes of patriotism, service, and sacrifice from all eras of American combat. Of particular interest for the Civil War history community will be the artillery demonstration presented by the Burroughs Battery/1st Tennessee Artillery will demonstrate the operation of Civil War artillery. Programs will discuss the importance of artillery on the battlefields and its role in the receipt of a Medal of Honor at the Battle of Lookout Mountain.

Museum displays and interactive experiences in the museum trace the history of the Medal of Honor from the Civil War through modern times, with several galleries focusing on Civil War history.

Here is the list of weekend activities from the museum website:

National Medal of Honor Heritage Center Memorial Day Weekend Events & Activities Schedule May 29-30, 2021
** All activities inside the Heritage Center require admission.

Saturday

  • 9:30 am: Burroughs Battery/1st TN Artillery– Civil War Artillery Drill w/Audience Participation – (Plaza)
  • 10:30 am: Bricks of Honor – Dedication Ceremony w/ Medal of Honor Recipient Mike Rose – Front Entrance
  • 11:00 am: Lecture: Civil War Artillery (Heritage Center Education Center – inside)
  • Burroughs Battery – Civil War Artillery Drill w/Audience Participation – (Plaza)
  • Concert: Air National Guard Band of the South – Clarinet Quartet – (Plaza)
  • MoH Recipient Mike Rose VIP Gallery Tour (Main Gallery – inside)
  • 12:00 pm: Concert: Air National Guard Band of the South – Blue Yonder Brass – (Plaza)
  • 1:00 pm: Civil War Artillery Drill Demonstration w/Audience Participation – (Plaza)
  • Concert: Air National Guard Band of the South – Saxophone Quartet – (Plaza)
  • MoH Recipient Mike Rose Meet and Greet (Main Gallery – inside)
  • 2:00 pm: Civil War Artillery Drill Demonstration w/MoH Recipient Mike Rose – (Plaza)
  • Concert: Air National Guard Band of the South – Woodwind Quartet – (Plaza)
  • Lecture: Civil War Artillery (Heritage Center Education Center – inside)
  • 3:00 pm: Concert: Air National Guard Band of the South – Blue Groove jazz band – (Plaza)
  • 4:00 pm: Concert: Air National Guard Band of the South – Sound Barrier rock band – (Plaza)
  • 3:30 pm: Artillery Drill Demonstration w/ Audience Participation – (Plaza)

Sunday

  • 10:30 am: Civil War Artillery Drill Demonstration w/ Audience Participation – (Plaza)
  • 11:00 am: Lecture: Civil War Artillery (Heritage Center Education Center – inside)
  • Concert: Air National Guard Band of the South – Clarinet Quartet – (Plaza)
  • 12:00 pm: Civil War Artillery Drill Demonstration w/ Audience Participation – (Plaza)
  • Concert: Air National Guard Band of the South – Blue Yonder Brass – (Plaza)
  • 1:00 pm: Concert: Air National Guard Band of the South – Saxophone Quartet – (Plaza)
  • 2:00 pm: Lecture: Civil War Artillery (Heritage Center Education Center)
  • Concert: Air National Guard Band of the South – Woodwind Quartet – (Plaza)
  • Civil War Artillery Drill Demonstration w/ Audience Participation – (Plaza)
  • 3:00 pm: Concert: Air National Guard Band of the South – Blue Groove jazz band – (Plaza)
  • 3:30 pm: Civil War Artillery Drill Demonstration w/ Audience Participation – (Plaza)
  • 4:00 pm: Concert: Air National Guard Band of the South – Sound Barrier rock band – (Plaza)

For more details about the upcoming Memorial Day weekend events, please visit: https://www.mohhc.org/events/memorial-day-weekend/

For more details in general about the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, please visit: https://www.mohhc.org/

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