Clarksville is well known as a charming, thriving southern military town. Fort Campbell Army Post, which straddles the state lines of Kentucky and Tennessee, is home of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault.) Fort Campbell has the 5th largest military population in the Army. With about 30,000 active duty soldiers plus their families stationed here. Many of our clients, employees and friends are all touched by the military in some capacity.
On Thursday May 24th,The 101st Airborne Division will host a “Day of the Eagles” to celebrate their legacy of heroism, unique air assault capabilities and heritage. What a great way to kick off the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. The day starts off at 6:15am with opening remarks and a Division Memorial Run between TN/KY Ave and 19th Street intersections.
Unit Welcome Centers and Unit Open House displays and tours showcasing equipment, vehicles and other static displays will be going on from 9am – 3pm. Be sure to visit Johnson Field for swag, food trucks and snow cones for the kiddos.
The Don Pratt Museum, which was established in 1956 as museum to honor the 101st Airborne Division, will be open for public tours as well. This museum recently underwent major renovations and is a definite must see for history and military enthusiasts! The museum documents the division’s inception in 1942 through its recent deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.
Fort Campbell guests may tour The Sabalauski Air Assault School at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. The school’s mission is to train Soldiers in air assault operations, sling-load operations and rappelling. Tours will include demonstrations for visitors.
Community members and division leadership will gather at 4:30 p.m. outside of division headquarters for Memorial Day remarks, a wreath-laying ceremony, playing of bagpipes, closing remarks and then retreat.