Tunnel to Towers Foundation to Host ‘Never Forget’ Parade and Concert Friday in Nashville

The backsides of American soldiers in uniform

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation will host the “Never Forget” parade and concert Friday in Nashville to recognize members of the military and first responders as Memorial Day approaches, the organization announced in a press release.

The parade will start on 4th Avenue North at Commerce Street and head towards Broadway. The parade will begin at 6:00 p.m. and finish around 6:30 p.m.

The family-friendly parade, which will feature first responders and bagpipers, will end at the Wildhorse Saloon, where the invite-only concert will take place. The concert will include performances by Old Dominion, Brantley Gilbert, Darryl Worley, Lee Brice, and Willie Shaw, according to the organization. Concert tickets are only given to first responders and military service members local to the Nashville area.

The parade and concert will pay tribute in part to the life, legacy, and service of country music singer-turned-Franklin police officer Jeff Carson, who recently died of a heart attack in March. Officer Carson’s family will be present for the moment of remembrance, according to the organization. The Never Forget Concert also honors the 2,977 people who lost their lives on 9/11.

During the concert, Tunnel to Towers CEO and Chairman Frank Siller will make several special announcements about the foundation’s upcoming efforts and programs, including new details about the organization’s Veteran Homelessness program.

The Foundation’s Veteran Homelessness campaign “seeks to eradicate homelessness amongst the U.S. Veteran community.”

Through 2021, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation has provided 450 mortgage-free homes to first responders, veterans and their families. By the end of 2022, Tunnel to Towers will provide housing for over 500 veterans in Riverside and Los Angeles, Calif., and Phoenix, Ariz. By the end of this year, the organization is set to bring the number of mortgage-free homes it has provided to 1,000.

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.






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