News Flash

All News

Posted on: December 16, 2020

Wreaths will honor veterans buried at Riverview

Wreaths logo

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  City officials and local volunteers will honor veterans laid to rest at Riverview Cemetery with the placement of balsam wreaths on their graves as part of National Wreaths Across America Day 2020.


The ceremony will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 at the cemetery, one of more than 2,200 veterans wreath-laying ceremonies planned that day across America. Citizens are invited, and the event will require participants to wear face-coverings and social distance to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.


Clarksville Police officers will direct traffic around the cemetery Saturday morning. Motorists should enter the area from the north end of Spring Street, which will be one-way southbound to accommodate the event. Visitors will be directed to parking in the cemetery and along Spring Street.


This will be the first time a Wreaths Across America event is conducted at Riverview Cemetery. The non-profit organization is best known for placing veterans' wreaths on the headstones of the nation's fallen at Arlington National Cemetery each year. But the organization also places more than 2.2 million sponsored wreaths at thousands of participating locations nationwide. Wreaths Across America operates according to its motto: “Remember our fallen heroes, honor those who serve, and teach younger generations the value of freedom.”


Mayor Joe Pitts will speak to open the event, which will include presentations of wreaths honoring each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and a POW/MIA wreath. A Colonial Color Guard will present the 13 Folds of the Flag. Then families and volunteers will place individual wreaths on some 280 identified veteran graves in the historic hillside cemetery above the Cumberland River.


Bill Harpel, the City’s Military Liaison, along with City staff members Angie Sykes, Heather Fleming, William Welty and Henry Kilpatrick, worked to organize the local Wreaths Across America event.


Riverview Cemetery has existed since Feb. 23, 1800, when Clarksville was a frontier village, on land donated by Valentine Sevier, one of the community’s founders who was the first recorded interment. It is considered the oldest known public burial grounds in the area, and is still an active cemetery. 


Formerly known as City Cemetery, Clarksvillians changed its name to Riverview Cemetery, appropriate because it overlooks the Cumberland River, on June 7, 1929. Men of all American wars are interred there, including Revolutionary War soldier Robert Nelson and many pioneer and 19th century citizens. One plot contains the reinterred remains of 125 Confederate soldiers.




Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in All News

Linda_Headshot

Linda Gerron named Communications Director

Posted on: September 13, 2021
20201123-Mayor-Pitts-3226

Mayor's Message: Remembering 9/11

Posted on: September 10, 2021
Powell Road Signal

Signalization to be added to Rossview Road

Posted on: September 10, 2021
20210907-Lisa-Canfield-4581

Lisa Canfield named City Clerk

Posted on: September 8, 2021
2021 Riverfest Logo-01

City cancels Riverfest

Posted on: September 8, 2021
CTS-Logo-Maroon

CTS route information now on Google

Posted on: September 7, 2021
District 3 Precinctt

CPD moves into new District 3 Precinct

Posted on: August 17, 2021
MPO logo

Local MPO to meet Aug. 19

Posted on: August 9, 2021
Sylvia Skinner

City Clerk Sylvia Skinner to retire

Posted on: August 9, 2021
Back to School Safety

Get ready for back-to-school traffic

Posted on: August 3, 2021
Cover Page

Transportation 2020+ moving forward

Posted on: July 22, 2021
scales of justice

City court to adopt new orders

Posted on: June 2, 2021
Billy Lee

Billy Lee named City Fleet Manager

Posted on: May 17, 2021
judge-gavel

City to return to in-person meetings

Posted on: April 27, 2021
City of Clarksville blue full (3)

City to reopen driver services window

Posted on: March 26, 2021
Customer Social Media Posts (CTS)_LinkedIn 792x528 (App)

CTS to unveil technology upgrade

Posted on: March 18, 2021
Mask order lifted

County Mayor to lift mask order

Posted on: March 16, 2021
Clarksville Fire Rescue on scene

Franklin Street closed overnight

Posted on: March 3, 2021
Cpt. Chandler 3

More vaccination sites now available

Posted on: March 2, 2021
James Halford

Faces of Black History: James Halford

Posted on: February 27, 2021
Mask Graphic 2.27

County mask order extended to March 27

Posted on: February 26, 2021
City of Clarksville blue full (3)

County, City offices to reopen Monday

Posted on: February 21, 2021
City of Clarksville blue full (3)

City Revenue Office open Saturday

Posted on: February 19, 2021
scales of justice

City Court to resume in-person on March 16

Posted on: February 18, 2021
City of Clarksville blue full (3)

Mayors ask citizens to avoid driving

Posted on: February 14, 2021
Jimmy Terry Jr

Clarksville Faces of Black History 2

Posted on: February 12, 2021
Cover Page

Mayor to present transportation strategy

Posted on: February 9, 2021
City of Clarksville blue full (3)

Many City facilities to reopen Monday

Posted on: February 5, 2021
Wanda Smith

Clarksville Faces of Black History

Posted on: February 5, 2021
DJI_0013

Mayor offers his case for The Roxy

Posted on: February 2, 2021
Wear a Maskv9

County mask order extended to Feb. 27

Posted on: January 27, 2021
forrester

City leaders remember Bill Forrester

Posted on: January 20, 2021
JudgeSmith

Charles W. Smith takes oath of office

Posted on: January 4, 2021
City of Clarksville blue full (3)

City offices to close New Year’s Day

Posted on: December 31, 2020
20201221-John-Hilborn-3497

Hilborn promoted to City Project Manager

Posted on: December 29, 2020
Wear a Maskv8

County mask order extended to Jan. 29

Posted on: December 28, 2020
2020 Annual Report Cover

Mayor presents Clarksville Annual Report

Posted on: December 22, 2020
FaceMasks

Mayors urge businesses to stress masking

Posted on: December 16, 2020
Wear a Mask v7

County mask order extended to Dec. 29

Posted on: December 9, 2020
scales of justice

City prevails in Greenway lawsuit

Posted on: December 9, 2020
iPhone - Menu

City releases new mobile app for website

Posted on: December 8, 2020
Parks Poster on Bus

CTS honoring Rosa Parks this week

Posted on: December 1, 2020
City of Clarksville blue full (3)

City offices to close for Thanksgiving

Posted on: November 24, 2020
Wear a Maskv6

County Mayor extends mask order

Posted on: November 18, 2020
City of Clarksville blue full (3)

City tax payments are due by Feb. 28

Posted on: November 13, 2020
CFR Garage

CFR breaks ground on maintenance garage

Posted on: November 12, 2020
Veterans Day 2020

CTS buses to roll on Veterans Day

Posted on: November 9, 2020
Wear a Maskv5

UPDATED: County Mayor extends mask order

Posted on: October 27, 2020
SPOOKY SPECIAL 2020

Spooky Special ready to roll again

Posted on: October 26, 2020
Good bags

Street Department offers fall cleanup

Posted on: October 7, 2020
City of Clarksville blue full

Mayor, Council work on revised 2021 budget

Posted on: September 29, 2020
Civitan Map

COVID-19 testing site to change hours

Posted on: September 18, 2020