On Thursday, November 30, The Battle of Franklin Trust will once again display luminaries at dusk to honor the casualties inflicted during the Battle of Franklin 153 years ago.
“It is difficult to comprehend the immense loss that unfolded on Nov. 30, 1864,” said Eric A. Jacobson, CEO of The Battle of Franklin Trust. “Seeing the luminaries glowing at dusk and hearing the names of some of those who were killed, wounded, or captured can make a profound impact and help better understand the Battle of Franklin.”
The ceremony to commemorate the battle’s anniversary will begin at 4 p.m. at Carter Hill Battlefield Park, west of Columbia Pike. Brief remarks will be delivered, and the names of casualties will be read aloud directly following. Visitors are invited to walk throughout the luminaries to experience this somber event. Carnton and Carter House will be open to the public for free walk-through tours from 5-7 p.m. The final tours prior to the ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. The Illumination ceremony is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Meagan Wuest at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-794-0903. Volunteers are needed. Please email Jayde Jacobs at email@example.com if you are interested.