Honoring veterans on Memorial Day during pandemic takes creative thinking

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: May 25, 2020 10:17 AM CT | Published: May 20, 2020 1:02 PM CT
<strong>Korean War veteran Wilbert Coleman, 87, visits the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on Monday, May 18.&nbsp;</strong><span><strong>For the first time since the cemetery opened in 1992 at 4000 Forest Hill-Irene Road, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no planned Memorial Day event to honor veterans.</strong>&nbsp;</span>(Karen Pulfer Focht/Special to the Daily Memphian)

Korean War veteran Wilbert Coleman, 87, visits the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on Monday, May 18. For the first time since the cemetery opened in 1992 at 4000 Forest Hill-Irene Road, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no planned Memorial Day event to honor veterans. (Karen Pulfer Focht/Special to the Daily Memphian)

The director of the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery found a special way this Memorial Day to honor those who sacrificed everything.

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Karen Pulfer Focht

Karen Pulfer Focht

Karen Pulfer Focht is a freelance photojournalist. She has won numerous awards in her career, many for in-depth projects about children and families in Memphis. Her work is regularly published in newspapers and magazines around the world.


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