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“Another moving series of monuments”

Memphis National Cemetery
Ranked #101 of 155 things to do in Memphis
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ooky57
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“Another moving series of monuments”
Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

A beautiful quiet change of pace if you've spent the night before on Bee street. Beautiful monuments, civil war history.

Visited June 2013
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“Cemetery with a rich history”
Reviewed 26 March 2013

My grandfather is one of the 40,000 buried at the Memphis National Cemetery. While it's the final resting place for so many, it also have a bit of history on the grounds.
After entering the cemetery, a bronze tablet with the Gettysburg address and another tablet addressing why we had national cemeteries are near.
Many people don't know that the Memphis National Cemetery has interred the second largest number of unknown soldiers (when Union soldiers were being moved from Elmwood to the National, the names were written in chalk. However the night before moving the caskets, it rain and the names were lost to history). Soldiers who died in the Sultana are also buried here.
The grounds are well maintain and it holds a peace.
The part of town that the cemetery is ok. There were groundsworkers in the cemetery during my visit.
There are programs held during the year,just check the website.
There are several areas with location info to find a love one.
This is a nice setting to honor those who serve their country. It was also a great history lesson to my nephew also

Visited March 2013
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“Solemn visit but a nice bit of history”
Reviewed 25 August 2012

As a veteran I make an effort to visit the local National Cemetery. This is a lovely one with a bit of history also. Their web page has details & has a map. As of this writing there was no entrance fee & you can download the cemetary map for free.

I've attended both Veterans (Nov 11) & Memorial (May) day ceremonies here & wouldn't have it any other way. At a time when many Americans consider the holiday a reason for shopping or a cook out I feel we've forgotten those who didn't make it home.

Bring water & maybe a chair. There was a band playing patriotic songs both times. It was very touching & the gun salute brought tears. A wide range of veterans attended & this brought reality to the situation. This is a great place to see a National Cemetery if you aren't visiting one of the bigger more popular ones in the country. The staff are very friendly & helpful.

It is located in a somewhat rundown/older area of town and right of the main street. It is easy to miss the turn as it is right near a bridge. It would not be difficult to walk the cemetery since it is a small area.

Visited May 2012
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