Thousands came out for the 3rd Annual Welcome Home Veterans Celebration recently. This year's five-day series of events featured a Saturday that was jam-packed, truly offering something that would appeal to everyone.
Saturday's activities began with the Welcome Home Veterans Parade featuring Grand Marshall Lee Greenwood at 10 a.m. Dozens of entries drew big crowds to the streets of downtown Clarksville to watch JROTC Cadets, marching bands, military vehicles and more.
At Beachaven Winery, thousands came out to see the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall, and an exhibit entitled Remembering our Fallen. Tilted Kilt provided a free picnic lunch to visitors, and hundreds of runners participated in the annual Valor Run, a Half Marathon, 5K, and Memorial Mile that honors the courage and sacrifice of those in uniform.
The highlight of the week was the much-anticipated free concert by Lee Greenwood. A huge audience packed the Beachaven lawn for an evening of music and wine that won't soon be forgotten.