Travel theme: Freedom

East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Knoxville

To honor the men and women who protect our freedom, the City of Knoxville placed wreaths for the month of December on the graves of our veterans.  Although we posted pictures of this cemetery for our Memorial Day 2014 tribute, we thought we would share this lovely sight of over 6,000 wreaths honoring our service men and women at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on Lyons View Pike during this Christmas season as well.

We hope you, too, will be moved by this tribute to those whose actions ensure freedom for all of us.

“To be true to one’s own freedom is, in essence, to honor and respect the freedom of all others. ” 

Dwight Eisenhower, State of the Union Address, 1953

Grave in East TN State Veterans CemeteryGraves with wreaths in East Tennessee State Veterans CemeteryFor more entries in Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack challenge this week — Travel theme: Freedomclick here.

East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

5901 Lyons View Pike

Knoxville, TN 37919

(865) 577-3228


About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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5 Responses to Travel theme: Freedom

  1. Pingback: Freedom | rfljenksy – Practicing Simplicity

  2. A beautiful tribute.

  3. Amy says:

    Thank you for the freedom post, Rusha.

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