West Tennessee Veterans Coalition honor veterans for Memorial Day

 

Volunteers put on their masks and made sure they were 6 feet apart to fill cemeteries across Jackson to honor our veterans.

 

The West Tennessee Veterans Coalition usually hosts a Memorial Day service where the public can participate.

 

This year instead of having a big service they had a smaller one with only coalition members and volunteers.

 

“Memorial Day is the day that we stop and remember and thank those veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice, so it is a day of remembrance, of memory, and of honor", says chairwoman of West Tennessee Coalition Chair, Jackie Utley.

 

The volunteers distributed American flags across three cemeteries in Jackson placing them at the head stone of veterans.

 

“It feels very good, because our veterans fight and they are protecting our country", says Girl Scout, Carter Lynn.

 

A local Girl Scouts troop volunteered to help distribute the flags.

 

The girls say they did it, because they really care about veterans.

 

“Veterans are my favorite people in the world", adds Carter.

 

Coalition leaders say that this was the best way to continue honoring veterans during the pandemic.

 

The West Tennessee Veterans Coalition hope to open back up the memorial service to the public next year. Imani Williams, for 39 news, in Jackson.

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