Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East

Wreaths Ceremony Dec. 14

small Simmons Friends and Family.jpgKentucky Veterans Cemetery North East will conduct its Laying of the Wreaths ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Memorial Day at KVCNE

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Wreaths at KVCNE

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On Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, more than 100 veterans, family and friends placed more than 800 wreaths on headstones and columbarium walls at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East in Greenup County to honor the fallen.

More pictures here.

Memorial Day Ceremony at KVCNE

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More than 100 people honored service members and veterans at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East in Greenup County on May 28. Sergeant First Class (retired) Terry Barker was the guest speaker. East Carter JROTC posted and retired the colors. Refreshments provided by the Ladies Auxiliary AMVETS Post 95.

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Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast is located on approximately 75 acres on East Park Drive off Highway 67 and Industrial Parkway off I-64 in Greenup County, approximately one half-mile north of U.S. Highway 64 at the Boyd, Carter and Greenup County border. It opened September 10, 2010 . As of May 31, 2013, it has interred 271 people, including 237 veterans, 34 dependents and 2 service members killed in action.
From the Ashland Daily Independent: 

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Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast
100 Veterans Memorial Drive
Greenup County, Kentucky 41143
Phone:  606-929-5354
Fax:      606-929-5347

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 to the public 24 hours, 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