Thousands of guests visited Jackson’s home to honor the pivotal victory for the U.S. in the War of 1812, led by Gen. Jackson and his troops.
The Hermitage home tour was open free to the public and there was a ceremony featuring the National Guard laying a wreath at Jackson’s tomb.
CedarStone Bank President and CEO Bob McDonald participated in the event. McDonald is a member of the board of trustees for the Andrew Jackson Foundation.
“The Hermitage is a national treasure and we’re fortunate to have such an historic landmark so close to home,” McDonald said. “This annual event is a welcome opportunity to gather with friends and family to celebrate the rich tradition of General Jackson and his roots in Middle Tennessee.”
The wreath ceremony included remarks from retired Lt. Gen. John M. Pickler, who served 36 years in the Army, eventually assuming the role of chief of staff of the U.S. Army Forces Command. Pickler currently lives in Lebanon.
“It was fascinating to hear a recent military leader like Gen. Pickler discuss the life and times of one of our most famous military leaders in Andrew Jackson,” McDonald said. “Both men sacrificed so much for this great country through their military service.”
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