No Memorial Day Ceremony at KVCNE
This year, there will be no Memorial Day Ceremony at KVCNE, due to restrictions from the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The cemetery will be open to visitors who observe the 10-person group limit and who maintain physical distancing of six feet from each other. There will be grave flags at each headstone and the carillon will play patriotic music. KVCNE staff will be present at the Administrative Building to direct visitors to specific grave.
KDVA Commissioner Keith Jackson sends this message:
This Memorial Day, we will be remembering our veterans who have passed not by gathering by the hundreds at veterans cemeteries, not by bringing large groups of family and friends to place flowers on graves, not by crowding together to hear speeches, but by staying apart to protect each other and the nation those veterans died to preserve.
We do not have to attend big ceremonies to honor our fallen heroes – we can honor them in our homes. We do not have to hear patriotic music to remember what they did – we see the success of their sacrifice around us every day.
On this Memorial Day, take strength and determination and renewed commitment from their example, and keep fighting to save all our loved ones from the pandemic that threatens us all.
I remind you to join Americans everywhere for the Memorial Day National Moment of Remembrance, legislated by Congress and proclaimed by the President, on Monday, May 25 at three o’clock.
Wherever you are, please pause for one minute in this act of national unity to demonstrate your gratitude and respect for those who died for our freedom.
Wreaths Ceremony Dec. 14
Kentucky 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
Wreaths at KVCNE
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
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.
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:
Memorial Rose Garden
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast
100 Veterans Memorial Drive
Greenup County, Kentucky 41143
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