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Honoring

Ramsey (Mickey) Locke, Jr.

WWII and Korean veteran active in veterans affairs for over 30 years and primarily responsible for locating the West Tennesee Veterans Cemetery in Shelby County.
Tuesday, September 13th, 1:00 pm
West Tennessee State
Veterans Cemetery

 

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Honoring All Veterans

May 31, 2021
(Monday)

West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery
West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery

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West Tennessee

Veterans Cemetery

4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd, Memphis, TN 38125

Office hours – M-F  8:00am- 4:30pm

Our gates are open 24/7

Rodney Shaw  Director #901-543-7005

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:  Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.  At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.  -Laurance Binyon, Poems for the Fallen

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Flag Placement Day
  • Saturday, May 28th
  • Begins at 8 a.m.

We are excited to announce we will have a full ceremony this year for Memorial Day! 

Master of Ceremonies

  • Joseph D Kyles, Retired Shelby County Coordinator for Veterans Services

 

11:00 AM

National Anthem

  • Lonnie Coleman

Flyover

Bird Dog Flight

  • Phil Free

  • Brian Flax

  • Steve Stires

  • Mark Cardwell


Stearman Flight

  • Julie Thomas

  • Howard Thomas

  • Ben Thomas

Posting of Colors

  • 164th Airlift Wing

  • Fayette-Ware High School Navy JROTC

Pledge of Allegiance

  • All

Invocation

  • Reverend Robert Clark, Jr. Calvary United Methodist Church

Welcome/Remarks

  • Rodney Shaw, Director West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

Guest Speaker  

  • Retired Brigadier General Harry D. Montgomery Jr.

Memorial Day Music

  • Bartlett Community Band under the direction of Dr. Rhendle Millen

God Bless America

  • All

21 Gun Salute

  • Germantown Police Honor Guard

Taps

  • Sgt. Charly L Wells, Sr., USMC Bugle

Missing Man Formation

  • Bird Dog Flight

Retiring the Colors

Flag Retrieval Day

  • Saturday, June 4th

  • Begins at 8 a.m.

  • Weather Permitting

      (Flags must be dry for storage)

 

Details to be Announced

Flag Placement Day
  • Saturday, November 5th
  • Begins at 8 a.m.

Nov. 11, 2022

(Friday)

Begins at 2:00 PM

Memorial Day
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Veterans Day

May 30, 2022

(Monday)

Begins at 11:00 AM

West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery will be the only cemetery with flags displayed on every grave

Flag Retrieval Day

  • Begins at 8 a.m.

  • Weather Permitting

      (Flags must be dry for storage)

Veterans

Grave Locator

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