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REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

Welcome to the Optimist Club of Knoxville's Wreaths Across America Page. 

On December 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony), Optimist Club of Knoxville will be helping Old East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.

Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.

Thank you so much for supporting the Optimist Club of Knoxville and Wreaths Across America!

Sponsor Wreaths

Click "Sponsor Wreaths" to sponsor a wreath and help us reach our goal of honoring every veteran at the cemetery.

Volunteer

Click here if you would like to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on Wreaths Day at the cemetery.

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In Honor Of for David Rhines, Army, Honored by Old East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

Thank you for serving out country and our family so faithfully.

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William W Leukelly WWII US Navy

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Location Information

TNETVK - Old East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
5901 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919, United States
Click here for the Old East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery Page

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December 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony)

Brenda Staton, Lloyd Pitney

Directions to Cemetery

Cemetery Address:  5901 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919.  All parking is located across the street at Lakeshore Park. See signs for shuttle parking.

Parking Instructions

Free parking will be available across the street at Lakeshore Park with shuttle bus transportation available to the ceremony location. There are two parking lots available. 'Park & Walk' and 'Park & Ride'. 

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at East TN State Veteran's Cemetery @ Lyons View. Please do not forget to register to volunteer! That way you will get all updates about the cemetery itself.

Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:

  • A brief ceremony will begin at 12pm EST, then wreaths will be distributed from stations around the grounds. 

  • Physical distancing and masks will be required.

  • Free parking is located across the street at Lakeshore Park. Both a 'park & walk' and 'park and ride' lots. Shuttles will be provided or you can walk.

  • Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.

  • Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.

  • Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.

The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience participating in the ceremony and thank you so much for help Wreaths achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.

Our Locations

TNETVK - Old East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

Welcome to Old East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, 12/18. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort or to volunteer to help or click "Sponsor" to purchase wreaths that will be laid on the graves of our fallen heroes by our loyal volunteers.