Benton County/Camden Chamber of Commerce

B.C. Veterans Memorial

On this page you will find:
-Basic information
-How to Join
-Walk of honor
-Aviation Day
-Memorial Ride Event Information

Benton County Veterans Memorial 

465 Sports Park Road
Camden, TN 38320
First road on the left off of Benton Industrial Road

George Hargrove, US Army-President
eldon wimberly, US Army-Vice President/Treasurer
Diane Goodson, USAF-Secretary
Darrel Berry, US Army and USMC- Board of Directors
Christy Hodge, Volunteer, Public Relations-Board of Directors

General Contact Information:

Membership ID Requirement:
DD214 (for Veterans) or photo ID (for civilians) 

Veterans Pavilion Use Reservations:
Jerry Dinwiddie, US Army

Membership can be obtained by contacting Memorial Secretary, Diane Goodson, USAF, at 731-584-6705, or by attending a monthly meeting, held the third Thursday of each month. Currently, meetings are held at 6 p.m., at the Police Department Community Room on Main Street in Camden, Tennessee. Membership enrollment runs Jan 1 through December 31st. 
At this time, dues are $25 per person. Dues are currently waived for active military.
Benton County Veterans Memorial includes both veterans and civilian members, promoting patriotism through community involvement, for recognition to veterans and military, for their dedication and accomplishments to the United States.
BCVM is a registered 501(c)3 non profit.

Walk of Honor
Applications are available to honor a veteran, by placing a brick at the Memorial Site Walkway. Etched with the military members name , branch and years of service, the investment is $125 each, with all proceeds to benefit Memorial improvements. Once the brick information is confirmed, placement at the Memorial Site occurs usually in 6 weeks or less. (Some special circumstances may apply, affecting placement time)
To obtain an application, email:
Carmen Sparks 731-584-8410

Benton County Veterans Memorial Events
(Make sure to Look at The Moving Wall tab!!)

Don't Forget Our Vets Memorial Ride
The first ever motorcycle fundraiser was held in September 2009. With a successful first ride, in 2010, the date was changed to be hosted as an annual event on Memorial Day weekend. Riders of all ages come to show support for veterans by participating in the Saturday bike ride that is immediately followed by a delicious picnic style meal. In 2012, realizing there was a need to expand the ride, cars and trucks were added to the line up. As a result of the yearly event, including matching sponsorship's and donations, the ride funds raised thus far exceed $9500 towards memorial development.

Aviation Day

Newest to the Veterans Memorial line up is Aviation Day. Aviation Day is a sure bet, following the high standards now expected at BCVM hosted events. With formation flyovers performed by WWII vintage military planes, there is something to be enjoyed by everyone at this family friendly event held annually at the Benton County Airport in Camden, Tennessee.

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