Veterans museum to be unveiled at Sykes Funeral Home


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Clarksville’s Sykes Funeral Home & Crematory will officially unveil its new veterans museum later this month.

The Tennessee Veterans Museum, at the funeral home at 424 Franklin St., showcases memorabilia and highlights veterans from Tennessee and Kentucky.

“We created this museum to honor and celebrate veterans throughout Montgomery County and beyond,” funeral home owner Stewart Sykes said in an email.

One of the veterans the museum will highlight includes Sgt. Alvin York, from Tennessee. York was a highly decorated World War I veteran who went on to receive the Medal of Honor.

The museum has already been open for a few months, but will host its grand opening at 11 a.m. April 29. The next day, the home will host an open house for the museum open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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