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Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery Hosts Veterans Ceremony

JACKSON, Tenn. - This Veterans Day Parkers Crossroads remembers and honors those who have served.

The ceremony takes place at the historic Tennessee State Veterans cemetery at Parkers Crossroads in Henderson County.

Cemetery Director Eddie Long proudly hosts a ceremony to pay tribute to veterans who have served in the different branches of the military.

Chaplain Spurgeon Smith, who served in the Air Force, is glad to be a part of the ceremony.

“It’s a joy, when I walk by someone, they’re thanking me for being a veteran. I spent forty years in the Air Force.”

“This ceremony is a ceremony to honor the graves in this cemetery.”

Spouses, family and friends, and veterans attend to show their support and gratitude.

Henderson County Mayor Robbie Mccready, who also has served, is grateful to be the speaker at the special event.

Especially at this site of the cemetery, brings things full circle. They teach us to always have each other’s back through the grave and that today we’re here.”

“This event, every year, is very emotional for me. because as soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen, you learn to live with each other and protect each other.”

The Tennessee State Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads was established in twenty eighteen and holds a capacity of forty-nine thousand plots.

The cemetery serves over forty-five thousand veterans and their families within seventeen West Tennessee counties.

This Veterans Day Parkers Crossroads dedicates remembrance and recognition to veterans.

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