Memorial Day Ceremony
11 a.m. CDT, Monday, May 25. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1913 in Hopkinsville will host Memorial Day services at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West. The guest speaker will be Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks. John Brame, commander of Post 1913, will place the wreath. Cemetery Director Richard Stanley will also give the Year of Honors remembrance of all those interred at KVCW since Memorial Day 2014. Johnny C. Brown will play taps as VFW Post 1913 conducts the U.S. flag retirement ceremony. Pennyrile Honor Guard will post the colors; VFW Post 1913 Honor Guard will retire the colors. Lunch will be served at VFW Post 1913 at noon following the ceremony.
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.
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
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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