Published On: Mon, Nov 4th, 2013

Junaluska Wreath Laying Ceremony to be held

Everyone is welcome to attend the Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at Junaluska Memorial Site and Museum on Friday, Nov. 8 at 11:30am. This is an annual event sponsored by the Junaluska Leadership Council and the Junaluska Museum, and Junaluska’s Friends.

The Wreath Laying Ceremony commemorates the life and legacy of a great Cherokee leader who spent his last year’s in Cheoah. Junaluska served with the Cherokee forces at the Battle of Horse Shoe Bend, peacefully resisted the Cherokee Removal in 1838, and served as headman at the towns where he lived.

This year marks the 103rd anniversary of the dedication of the monument at Junaluska’s gravesite. The guest speaker is EBCI Tribal Council Chairperson Terri Henry of the Painttown Community.  Lunch will be provided after the event.

Info: TJ Holland (828) 479-4727 or junaluska1@frontier.com.

– Junaluska Memorial Site and Museum

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