Old Glory Flying With Bagpipes in Nashville

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Bend Premier Real Estate 200009031

Last month my husband and I were able to take a vacation to Tennessee.  We had never been there before and thoroughly enjoyed that fabulous state, seeing the sights from Ashville (yes, that is in North Carolina) all the way east/west to Memphis.  We stayed several days in Pigeon Forge, Nashville and Memphis.

The first evening we arrived in Nashville, we decided to take a short walk down the "Honky Tonk" area in Nashville (Broadway) and were blown away by the noise and crowds.  We didn't stop in any of the bars as they appeared to be packed with people and really it wasn't our type of scene. We decided to go up a side street to get away from the crowds and talk a bit without shouting at each other to figure out our next place to walk when we were surprised to see news crews and the police.  We noticed a building that was advertising for a private venue and asked what was happening.  We were told a fundraiser for Tunnels to Towers was going to happen that evening starting within the next half hour, complete with the New York City Fire Department bagpipe band (FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums).  Of course we stuck around and enjoyed the experience of seeing the bagpipe band march down Honky Tonk Road and turn into our side street and stop in front the venue. Everyone I could see was video taping the event and enjoying the patriotism shown by the band. Each piper had an American flag and was proudly displaying the stars and stripes for all to see. This surprise was one of the highlights of our trip.


Comments (14)

Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Fantastic Lynnea. Must have been extremely inspirational. The Flag and Bagpipes together...Nice!

Jun 20, 2022 05:54 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Lynnea Miller - Now that was something to see! I enjoyed the videos very much. I can only imagine how wonderful your trip must have been. 

Jun 20, 2022 06:47 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Lynnea- I love bagpipes and will go most anywhere to hear them. Bagpipes and our Old Glory...how perfect. 

Jun 20, 2022 07:58 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Lynnea Miller .  I seriously doubt anyone can say that they do not have their emotions tugged on when hearing a band of bag pipes played.  I am sure not matter where ever you hear a bag pipe played again you will be drawn back to this special day.  Thank you so much for your unique entry and overall participation.  When on trips or vacations some of our fondest memories come from an unplanned event.  How nice for you.  M

Jun 21, 2022 02:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Loved this post and video, Lynnea... what a treat to see a parade like this with bagpipes and our beautiful flag... truly a perfect combination.

Jun 21, 2022 04:31 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It is rare that I hear bagpipes playing in my area but I remember when I was in college and would hear them every once in a while, I liked it because it was different.

Jun 21, 2022 05:48 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lynnea, what a surprise, and what a fun trip it sounds like!   I went a couple of years ago, and stayed in Gatlinsburg, but went to Pigeon Forge, Nashville and Clarksville and met Debbie Reynolds.   Did you go to the Biltmore mansion in Ashville?   I went, and was really hot, and they had no A/C.

Jun 21, 2022 06:43 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hi Joan Cox .  We did go to the Biltmore and really enjoyed the tour.  It wasn't that hot in early May. Learned a lot on that trip and had a fabulous time.

Jun 21, 2022 03:41 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker .  Some of the most special times my husband and I have are those unexpected surprises - and this was one of them.

Jun 21, 2022 03:42 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

What a nice surprise! Nice the displayed the american flags as they played the bagpipes. Nashville is such a fun town even without the Honky Tonks. 

Jun 22, 2022 06:48 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing this vacation experience.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Jun 24, 2022 05:38 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Every time we visit Nashville we discover something new. There is so much to see in that neck of the woods. It is great you were able to capture this on video.

Jun 25, 2022 06:19 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lynnea Miller  what an awesome post and loved the photos of the flags with the bagpipes, never seen anything like that before, Endre

Jul 02, 2022 04:17 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Love the flags and bagpipes, thank you for sharing your vacation with AR.

Jul 05, 2022 08:24 AM