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Graceland Commemorates Elvis' Army Anniversary

Elvis Presley's Memphis


Elvis Presley began his service in the United States military on March 24, 1958, when he was inducted into the U.S. Army. To salute our troops and to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Elvis’ military service, Graceland has announced that free tickets to the new Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex will be made available on Saturday, March 24, 2018 to all active U.S. military and veterans, U.S. law enforcement officers and firefighters. Additionally, the AAA four-diamond Guest House at Graceland resort hotel will offer its “Salute to Heroes” discounted rate of 30% off standard room rates to active military, veterans, U.S. law enforcement and firefighters. 

This anniversary day will also mark the opening of an expanded “Private Presley” Army exhibit at Elvis Presley’s Memphis.  The newly-expanded “Private Presley” exhibit will take an in-depth look at Elvis’ military service, including letters from Elvis’ manager Col. Parker to the Army asking for a deferment to allow Elvis to complete filming of “King Creole,” letters from the Army regarding press access to Elvis, his original Army footlocker, the dress that his mother Gladys wore at his induction ceremony, and more. Fans can also learn about how Col. Parker kept Elvis’ career alive while he was serving in Germany and see items from Frank Sinatra’s legendary “Welcome Home, Elvis” 1960 ABC television special.

Go to graceland.com/military to learn more.

Days & Times:
March 24, 2018
Phone:901-332-3322
Address:3765 Elvis Presley Blvd
Memphis, Tennessee 38116
Event Type: Graceland
Exhibits
Memphis-Area Events