Shiloh Park cancels Memorial Day weekend observances

Citing the coronavirus situation, Shiloh National Military Park has canceled all planned Memorial Day weekend events.
“This is not a decision we made easily, but the health and safety of the public and our employees is paramount, and we feel this is the best action to take,” said Interim Superintendent Randy Martin. “We hope that events planned for later in the summer will go ahead as scheduled.”
Memorial Day activities planned for Shiloh this year for May 23-25 included cannon firing demonstrations, a Saturday evening outdoor concert, and the annual Memorial Day service in the Shiloh National Cemetery.
The national cemetery service, one of the oldest continuous Memorial Day services in West Tennessee, typically draws 1,000-2,000 people annually.
Outdoor spaces remain open and accessible to the public in accordance with the latest federal, state, and local health guidance and include Shiloh battlefield, Corinth battlefield, Contraband Camp, National Cemetery, Shiloh Indian Mounds National Historic Landmark, trails, and auto tour route.
The NPS encourages park visitors to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities.

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