The North Cheatham Civitan Club is gearing up for the Veterans Day ceremony that takes place every November at Pleasant View Community Park at the site of the memorial.
Usually put on by Pleasant View Elementary School before COVID-related restrictions, the Pleasant View-based club is overseeing the event to preserve the beloved local tradition.
Scheduled for November 6 at 4PM, attendees can expect a shortened experience packed to the brim with patriotism.
The guest of honor will be Harold Hodges, a US Army veteran.
American Idol finalist and local favorite, Tristan McIntosh, will be performing the National Anthem. Chad Smith will also take to the mic with a rendition of America the Beautiful, the Pleasant View Christian School choir will perform The Armed Forces Medley, and Ty Mathes will play the bagpipes to close out the evening.
The newly constructed fire pit will be dedicated during the ceremony. The pit, created by Eagle Scout Robert Aaron Dobbs, will be used for officially retiring flags. Additionally, 15 new 4x8 pavers, three 8x8 pavers, and five business pavers will be dedicated during the event.
Appearances will also be made by local Scout troops, Pleasant View United Methodist Church, and Pleasant View Mayor Perry Keenan.
“As wild and crazy as 2020 has been, we are determined to continue the Pleasant View Elementary School's annual tradition,” said North Cheatham Civitan Club President George Leasure who was an instrumental force behind the memorial construction and the planning of the annual event. "We are saddened by the fact that the public schools cannot participate actively this year due to COVID-19 but the North Cheatham Civitan Club will try to fill in and keep the tradition going."