WWII Memorial in Nashville draws new generation

WWII Memorail

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – The rain on Memorial Day did not stop a Greenbrier family from paying respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War II.

Amber Franklin thought it was important that her 7-year-old daughter Teagan and their friend Kailey spend time at Nashville’s WWII Memorial on the north end of the Bicentennial Mall.

“I don’t know that my daughter has really learned about it yet,” Franklin told News 2. “So I think this is a pretty powerful place to be on Memorial Day.”

WWII Memorail
WWII Memorial in downtown Nashville

Franklin said she has visited the WWII Memorial numerous times but this was the first time with her daughter and her friends.

“It’s real, and it’s history,” she added, while telling her daughter about the stories and pictures inscribed on eight granite monoliths depicting different parts of the 1939 to 1945 global conflict.

Like most children, 7-year-old Teagan seemed to like best a 9-ton globe floating on water.

She could twirl it while her mother noticed key World War II sites and battles inscribed on the globe like Pearl Harbor.

While Teagan found the memorial a good place for cartwheels, Franklin had left her daughter with a sense of what the place means.

When asked what about she learned, Teagan said, “The war. The second.”

And the youngster agreed with her mother that she would like to come back some day.

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