Town of Jonesborough to host Veteran’s Day celebration


The Town of Jonesborough will host its Inaugural Veteran’s Day Celebration on Friday, Nov. 11 to honor veterans and their families throughout the Town of Jonesborough from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This celebration will take place at various locations throughout town, including the steps of the Washington County Courthouse, Courthouse Square, the International Storytelling Center and along Main Street and Christopher Taylor Lane.

Activities will include a patriotic car show parked along Main Street and Christopher Taylor Lane beginning at 8:30 a.m. that day and a free pancake and coffee breakfast for veterans and their families at the International Storytelling Center also beginning at 8:30 a.m. A Veteran’s Day Ceremony at the Washington County Courthouse steps will start at 11:11 a.m. will include distinguished speakers and veterans, the Daniel Boone and David Crockett ROTC, and also a patriotic performance by the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre.

Several patriotic concerts, performances and live music will be held throughout downtown.

Veteran-owned and operated vendors and resource booths will be located on the East side of the Courthouse and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A free hotdog lunch for veterans and their families will be provided by Main Street Café & Catering at the Courthouse at noon while supplies last. Local merchants will offer discounts for veteran’s in their stores as well.

Additional activities will include ‘Veteran Story Collecting’ hosted by the McKinney Center at the International Storytelling Center from 1-3 p.m. This will be followed by a military film showing from 3-5 p.m., then a closing concert performed by members of the Appalachian Express Chorus from 5-5:30 p.m.

For more information regarding this event please contact Mellissa Szucs at 423.791.3819 or at


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