Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West

Honoring Veterans With Wreaths

Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West welcomes friends, family and volunteers to place wreaths on headstones at 11 a.m. Central time on Saturday, Dec. 17. Family members who wish to place wreaths may arrive at 10:30 a.m. Central.

Memorial Day
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VFW Post 1913 hosted Memorial Day services at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville again this year. The Pennyrile Honor Guard presented the colors. Lincoln Foster and Robert Kaminiski were Guest Speakers. John Brame, Commander of VFW Post 1913, and KVCW Director Richard Stanley placed the wreath. John Brown played taps.

More pictures here.


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Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West is located on 99 acres on Route 41A south of Hopkinsville at mile marker 11. It opened in 2004.  As of May 30, 2013, it has interred 2,314, including 1,748 veterans, 566 dependents and 17 service members killed in action.

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KVCW Director Richard Stanley, left, with the KVCW staff, presents an original painting of the cemetery to KDVA Commissioner Heather French Henry during her visit to Hopkinsville May 9, 2015.

Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West
5817 Fort Campbell Boulevard
Hopkinsville, KY  42240
Phone:  270-889-6106
Fax:  270-889-6109

According to Kentucky law, the individual must be a Kentucky veteran for burial at one of the state veteran cemeteries.  Examples include: born in KY, served at one of the U.S. military installations in KY, lived in KY, home of record in KY.

Hours of Operation

Kentucky's State Veterans Cemeteries are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, not including state holidays.  Interments take place on non-holiday weekdays only.  Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are reserved for families and loved ones of those interred to visit in peace and quiet.


Total interment services include: 

  •  Furnishing grave or columbarium space
  • Opening and closing the grave
  • Providing the interment site with perpetual care
  • Supplying a suitable marker or headstone
  • Furnishing an optional concrete grave liner for casketed burials