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Memorial Day Service at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetary

Date:
Mon May 29, 11:00 AM
Location:
West Tennessee Veterans Cemetary Map
Category:
Council Activities, Special Events
Level:
Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, Family, Adult
Region:
Greater Memphis
 

Join Scouts from across the council as we remember the men and women who died while serving in the country's armed forces at a touching memorial service at the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetary. “Be Prepared” for a meaningful ceremony and Navy Band with the National Anthem and military medley.

Girl Scouts are needed to hand out programs.

Agenda:

  • A US Flag is displayed on all 20,000 + Veteran graves
  • Patriotic Music
  • Posting the Colors 
  • Senator Delores GreshamLTC / USMC /Ret.
  • 21 Gun Salute
  • TAPS by Charly Wells

Contacts for questions & information:

Martin Hoffert –ceremony/agenda/AND to volunteer your Troop to help!-   martinhoffert@aol.com

Renee Leith  - patches – pins –  reneeleith@aol.com

Memorial Day Flag Placement - Saturday, May 27

The ceremony will start prompting at 8 a.m.

Event details:

  • All Scout are asked to be in full uniform for this event.
  • Don't forget a screwdriver and/or hammer to make a pilot hole for the flags as the ground might be hard. 
  • There is plenty of parking on the grounds, however it is a large Cemetery so make time to walk from car to pavilion.   

Retired flag ashes:  Please bring ashes to be spread on the ground during the ceremony.

Ceremony:  

  • The ceremony will be about 30 minutes.
  • Scouts will invite all in attendance to join them in the National Anthem.
  • Flag Placement will be following a 21 gun salute by Army Honor Guard.    

Patches will be available for $2 on a first come, first served basis. ALL Proceeds of patches/pins go to the West Tennessee Cemetery Support Group