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Elvis appreciation day attracts visitors in Tupelo

August 16th will be the 41st anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. People from all over visited Elvis' Birthplace in Tupelo, for Fan Appreciation Day.

Posted: Aug 11, 2018 9:05 PM
Updated: Aug 13, 2018 9:25 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - August 16 will be the 41st anniversary of Elvis Presley's death.

People from all over visited the Elvis Birthplace in Tupelo, for Fan Appreciation Day.

They walked through his house where he was born, listened to his music and honored his memory.

“My momma says it best. He had 'it factor' whatever 'it' was he had 'it,'” David Lee, one of Elvis' biggest fans said.

One of Elvis' longtime friends from growing up, was also there to support.

"He was a friend of mine...a buddy. And that's what I thought of him. And I still look at him that way," Guy Harris said.

Some came to keep his memory alive.

"I named my two twin daughters after him. This is Presley and Rylee. Rylee named after his granddaughter," Twilah Monroe said.

A new album was also released on August 10, called "Where Nobody Gets Left Behind."

Fourteen of Elvis' most passionate songs are on the album. Lisa Marie stars in many of the tracks.

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