Memorial Day in West Tennessee

May 24, 2023

Memorial Day Events happening in West Tennessee

Friday, May 26, 2023

Friday, May 26 - 10:00 am
Annual Memorial Day commemoration at TN State Veterans Cemetery at Parker’s Crossroads

TN State Veterans Cemetery at Parker's Crossroads
693 Wildersville Road
Wildersville, TN 38388

Public is invited to attend this event.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Saturday, May 27 - 9:00 am
VFW Post 6496 Memorial Day Remembrance Program

Ridgecrest Cemetery
200 Ridgecrest Rd
Jackson, TN 38305

Please pause, attend this community event, and reflect on those who gave their life for us in serving our country and providing us the freedom and peace that we cherish every day! Following the brief ceremony, participants will place American flags on the graves of veterans buried in the cemetery. VFW Post 6496 will provide the flags. The free event is open to the public. Due to the outdoor nature of the location, please bring your own lawn chair.


Saturday, May 27 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Memorial Day Bikes, Brews and BBQ

Bumpus Harley Davidson of Jackson
326 Carriage House Dr
Jackson, TN 38305

Join us for a Memorial Day celebration filled with motorcycles, beer, BBQ, and heartfelt remembrance.

Saturday, May 26 (9 am-3:30 pm)-Sunday, May 27 (10 am-3 pm)
U.S. Military History Timeline

Shiloh Battlefield Visitor Center
1055 Pittsburg Landing Rd
Shiloh, TN 38376

Living historians will present programs on the front lawn. Arms, uniforms, and equipment from the Revolutionary War through World War Two will be on display.

Live fire programs will be presented each day at 11 am and 2 pm.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and join us for one of the longest continually running Memorial Day services in West Tennessee. The one hour ceremony will start at 11:00 am and feature a military flag presentation, music by the Kossuth High School Jazz Band and the Adamsville First Baptist Church Children’s Choir, a keynote speaker, a firing salute and the playing of Taps.

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Sunday, May 28 - 3:00 pm
Bradford Veterans Memorial Service

Bradford (Baker) Cemetery
400 W Main St
Bradford, TN 38316

Brief memorial service followed by placement of flags on veterans’ graves in the Cemetery. (Flags provided). Please be sure to park off the highway. Wear good shoes and a hat if you plan on helping with the flag placement. Bring a folding chair if needed.

Monday, May 29, 2023

Monday, May 29 - 9:00 AM
Memorial Day “Murph”

Fortress Women’s Gym
756 Airways Blvd
Jackson, TN 38301

This workout can be scaled to meet you where you are at in your fitness journey. Everyone is welcome!

Event is open to the public, so bring a friend!


Monday, May 29 - 11:00 am
Ebenezer Cemetery

Ebenezer Cemetery
594 Medon-Malesus Rd
Jackson, TN 38356

Park in the church parking lot across the road. Madison County Mayor AJ Massey will be speaker. Public invited. Outdoor setting, so bring your lawn chair.


Monday, May 29 - 3:00 pm
Observe the 3:00 p.m. “National Moment of Remembrance” on Memorial Day. This is an event established by Congress, asking Americans, wherever they are at 3:00 p.m., local time, on Memorial Day, to pause in an act of national unity for a duration of two minutes.

The time 3:00 p.m. was chosen because it is the time when most Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday. The Moment does not replace traditional Memorial Day events; rather, it is an act of national unity in which all Americans, alone or with family and friends, honor those who died in service to the United States.



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