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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

 
Flag Placement Day
  • Saturday, May 29th
  • Begins at 8 a.m.

No formal service due to COVID

(No chairs, water or tent)

Bagpiper
Dr. Ben Kemker

Flyovers, 12:00 Noon

  • Bird Dog Flight

             Philip Free

             Mark Cardwell

  • Stearman Flight

       (one plane with smoke)

             Julie Thomas

             Dr. Max Langham

21 Gun Salute

Germantown Special Weapons & Tactics

Team

Taps

Sgt. Charly L. Wells, Sr, USMC Bugler

Flag Retrieval Day

  • Saturday, June 5th

  • Begins at 8 a.m.

  • Weather Permitting

      (Flags must be dry for storage)

 

Due to ongoing COVID restrictions, there will be no formal ceremony for 2021. 

 

11:00 AM
National Anthem

11:01 - Flyovers from east to west over the flag pole

  • Bird Dog Flight
           Phillip Free
           Steve Stires
           Mark Cardwell
           Brian Flax

     

  • Stearman Flight
           Julie Thomas
           

21 Gun Salute
Germantown Special Weapons & Tactics Team

 

Taps
Sgt. Charly L. Wells, Sr, USMC Bugler

 

Missing Man Flyover

 

Please remember to maintain social distancing and wear masks where required. 

Flag Placement Day
  • Saturday, November 6th
  • Begins at 8 a.m.

Nov. 11, 2021

(Thursday)

Dec., 2021

(Date and time to be announced)

Wreath Placement Day

  • To Be Announced

Memorial Day
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Veterans Day

Flag Retrieval Day

  • Saturday, November 13

  • Begins at 8 a.m.

  • Weather Permitting

      (Flags must be dry for storage)

May 31, 2021

(Monday)

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

Veterans

Grave Locator

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West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery

All events are hosted by the West Tennessee Cemetery Support Group.  Co-Hosted by the Boy and Girl Scouts of America.

 

West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery is a State of Tennessee run cemetery that opened in 1992.  The director is Rodney Shaw and there are presently over 26,172 + graves.  Veterans and their spouses are allowed to be buried at the cemetery.  Golf carts will assist those unable to walk from the parking area to the program center.