Each year, the Mountain Man Memorial March honors fallen U.S. military members and Gold Star Families. The sixth annual event is set for April 19-20, 2013 in Gatlinburg.
The march started in 2005 to honor First Lieutenant Frank
Walkup, a UT graduate killed in Iraq
in 2007. According to event organizers, more than 580 people participated in the 2012 Mountain Man Memorial March, and the event recognized 69 Gold Star Families. They say they're expecting an even bigger turnout this year.
Gold Star Family Ceremony
Date: Friday, April 19, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Location: In front of Ripley's Aquarium
Mountain Man Memorial March
Date: April 20, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.
Visit the Mountain Man Memorial March's website for more information about the 2013 event.