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Tuesday, July 26th, 2:30 pm

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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)

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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.