Tennessee Code Title 15. Holidays § 15-2-101

Each year it is the duty of the governor of this state to proclaim the following as days of special observance:  January 19, “Robert E. Lee Day”;  February 12, “Abraham Lincoln Day”;  March 15, “Andrew Jackson Day”;  June 3, “Memorial Day” or “Confederate Decoration Day”;  July 13, “Nathan Bedford Forrest Day”;  and November 11, “Veterans' Day.”  The governor shall invite the people of this state to observe the days in schools, churches, and other suitable places with appropriate ceremonies expressive of the public sentiment befitting the anniversary of such dates.

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