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Memorial Day Service at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetary

Mon May 29, 11:00 AM
West Tennessee Veterans Cemetary Map
Council Activities, Special Events
Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, Family, Adult
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.


  • 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!-

Renee Leith  - patches – pins –

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.


  • 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