Gatlinburg prepares for Veteran's Day

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Red, white, and blue stripes can be found all over the Smoky Mountains.

The Gatlinburg Rotary Club spent their day putting up more than 200 flags on Friday.

One rotary club member said the job is an honor after serving in the Army. "It does give you goose bumps and chills to think about our veterans as we honor those and I'm very proud to say that I've served," said Gus Floodquist.

The city's 12th annual Veteran's Day celebration is Monday, November 11 at 11:00 AM. It will be held on the Plaza at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. The public is welcome to attend.

The event will feature retired Air Force Lt. Colonel David L. Evans, who was a recent commander of the 119th Command and Control Squadron based in Knoxville. The event will also include The American Legion Post 202 Honor Guard, music from the Gatlinburg-Pittman High School Band, a presentation by the American Eagle Foundation, and a salute to each branch of the service.

The city is a designated Veteran's Day Regional Spot by Veterans Affairs.

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