Franklin finalizing plans to commemorate 1864 battle By KEVIN WALTERS - Staff Writer _http://tennessean.com/_ (http://tennessean.com/) FRANKLIN - FranklinMessage 1 of 1 , Oct 2, 2006View Source
Franklin finalizing plans to commemorate 1864 battle
FRANKLIN - Franklin aldermen will consider spending $5,000 to commemorate the 142nd anniversary of the Battle of Franklin on Nov. 30.
That discussion will be part of the city's Budget and Finance Advisory Committee at 5 p.m. this evening at Franklin City Hall.
Early plans for the event include lighting 10,000 votive candles in the Franklin Square, separate bands of Civil War re-enactors and a finale of downtown church bells chiming in unison.
Organizers are seeking an estimated $5,000 from the city, plus permission to close streets around the square for much of the day.