Commemorative "Trail of Tears" Walk this weekend

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Requested the honor of your presence on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, September 14 & 15, 2019 to commemorate the tribes who were removed by force on the Trail of Tears. We will walk in commemoration and in memorial on Sunday 15, 2019 on the Northern part of the trail through Woodbury, Tennessee which is now Main Street. We will have a program of commemoration, tribal singing, and a short film. Then we will walk to the Cannon County Court House in memorial and reconciliation to place a wreath in remembrance of those early walkers. After the walk all are invited to a luncheon provided by the ladies of the church.

You are invited to attend the Commemorative "Trail of Tears' Walk

Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019

Time: 12:30 PM Central Standard Time

Place: First United Methodist Church of Woodbury

502 W. High Street, Woodbury, Tn. 37109

Gather in the fellowship hall downstairs for a program, tribal singing, and film. Then the walk will begin to the courthouse and return to the church for lunch.

In addition: the day before the walk a trip to the Cherokee Removal Park will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2019 information below.

To Commemorate the Muscogee Creek, people who stated their walk on the Northern part of the Trail of Tears a planned visit to Blythe Ferry Landing will be included in the activities of the Commemorative "Trail of Tears" Walk. History records that about 500 Muscogee Creek people were gathered up and held at Blythe Ferry with 10,000 Cherokee and their slaves. A large part of the story is being told at the Cherokee Removal Park, but to complete the whole story a monument to the Muscogee Creek people will soon be included at the park. Keeping our story alive in the old Homeland and visiting these Sacred Sites helps in healing and reconciliation. Please try to attend this important part of the Commemorative "Trail of Tears" Walk.

Visit to the Cherokee Removal Park Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019 Time: 2 PM Eastern Standard time

Place: 6800 Blythe Ferry Lane, PO Box 10

Birchwood, TN.37308

We look forward to your presence. Please RSVP

Melba Checote-Eads, 615 210-7276

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