Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West

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Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West is located on 80 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Memorial Day 2013
KVCW Memorial Day 2013 9.jpgKentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville held its Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. CST on  Monday, May 27. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1913 (VFW) Hopkinsville hosted the services. The guest speaker was Mr. D.D. Cayce III.  Wreaths were placed by Patricia Basner, Chaplain, Fort Campbell American Legion Auxiliary Unit 233, Jane McKnight, Dept. of Ky President American Legion Auxiliary, Richard Stanley, Cemetery Director, and John Brame Commander Post 1913. Mr. Stanley  also gave the Year of Honors remembrance. Johnny C. Brown played taps and “To the Colors” as VFW Post 1913 conducted the U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony. Pennyrile Honor Guard will post and retire the colors. Lunch will be served at VFW Post 1913 at noon following the ceremony. See slideshow below.

Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West
5817 Fort Campbell Boulevard
Hopkinsville, KY  42240
Phone:  270-889-6106
Fax:  270-889-6109
Email: kdva.kvcw@ky.gov  


Qualifications

Burial in a state veteran's cemetery is based on military service. The eligibility criteria is the same criteria for burial in VA national cemeteries.

Services

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 all casketed burials