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
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East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
5901 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919