Louise Mandrell to Host Vietnam Veterans Parade and Smoky Mountain Military Show

Pigeon Forge, TN— Veterans and active members of America’s armed services travel great distances and make great sacrifices to preserve and protect freedom and liberty, how far will you travel to honor their contribution?

Louise Mandrell will be the Grand Marshall of the Welcome Home Vietnam Parade and on will make an appearance at  American Veterans Traveling Tribute and Traveling Wall will visit Pigeon Forge from August 21st – August 24th 2014.

The Traveling Wall will be a part of the larger Celebrate Freedom Event in Pigeon Forge that includes the Welcome Home Vietnam Parade.  Nicknamed “ The parade they never got” .  The Smoky Mountain Military and Relic show will be the host of  The Wall at The Smoky Mountain Convention Center at the Pigeon Forge Ramada Inn.

Smoky Mountain Resorts,  The Collier Restaurant Group,  Smoky Mountain Wineries,  Sons of Confederate Veterans,  United Daughters of the Confederacy, U.S. Tours, and many other sponsors have made the inclusion of the tribute to veterans possible.

The mission of the project is to travel the nation to honor, respect, and remember men and women who served, and to pay specific tribute to those who gave all in that service. Since the tribute is mobile it allows people to honor and respect veterans and active military personnel without having to travel great distances to do so.

Mandrell currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee and is thrilled to a part of such a great event.  Mandrell was the star of her own theater show in Pigeon Forge for a number of years.

The City of Pigeon Forge is looking forward to thanking these Vietnam Veterans said Leon Downey Director of the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism.

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute the Welcome Home Vietnam Parade  are designed to honor, respect, and remember those who served, and pay specific tribute to those who gave all.

For more information on the event email us at freedom@smokymountainresorts.com or go to our websites at