National Cemeteries
Arlington National Cemetery
A U.S. Government burial ground in Virginia, It is located near the Potomac River
directly across from Washington D.C. Until 1967 this cemetery was available as a
grave site for all servicemen and veterans.

It is also now reserved for recipients of certain medals, Medal of Honor; disabled
veterans; persons who died while on active duty; high government officials who
were veterans; retired servicemen; and dependents of those buried in Arlington are
eligible for burial there.

The graves of Presidents William Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy, Senator
Robert F. Kennedy, and Pierre L’Enfant, designer of Washington D.C. are there.

The grounds were once owned by George Washington Parke Custis, the adopted
son of George Washington, and later by his daughter Mary, wife of Robert E.
Lee. The property, seized by the federal government in 1861 to be used as a Civil
War camp became a military cemetery in 1864.

The Arlington House, built by Custis in 1802, still stands on the grounds. It is a
national memorial. Also on the grounds is an amphitheater used on ceremonial
occasions. Near
it is the
Tomb of the Unknowns
(the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier)
(
see:
Military Memorials). Three
unidentified servicemen, one from
each World War I, World War II, and
one from the Korean Conflict, are buried
there.

Other monuments in Arlington include
a tomb containing the remains of 2,111
unknown Civil War dead, the Confederate
Monument, and the Maine Memorial
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National Cemeteries

Alabama
-Fort Mitchell National Cemetery
Seale, Russell County, Alabama
-Mobile National Cemetery
Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama

Alaska
-Fort Richardson National Cemetery
Fort Richardson, Anchorage Borough, Alaska
-Sitka National Cemetery
Sitka, Sitka Borough, Alaska

Arizona
-Prescott National Cemetery
Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona
-National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona

Arkansas
-Fayetteville National Cemetery
Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas
-Fort Smith National Cemetery
Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas
-Little Rock National Cemetery
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas

California
-Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Point Loma, San Diego County, California
-Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno, San Mateo County, California
-Los Angeles National Cemetery
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
-Riverside National Cemetery
Riverside, Riverside County, California
-San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
-San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
Gustine, Merced County, California

Colorado
-Fort Lyon National Cemetery
Fort Lyon, Bent County, Colorado
-Fort Logan National Cemetery
Denver, Denver County, Colorado

Delaware
-Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery (state)
Bear, New Castle County, Delaware
-Delaware Veteran Memorial Cemetery (state)
Millsboro, Sussex County, Delaware

Florida
-Barrancas National Cemetery
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida
-Bay Pines National Cemetery
Bay Pines, Pinellas County, Florida
-Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida
-Saint Augustine National Cemetery
Saint Augustine, Saint John County, Florida

Georgia
-Andersonville National Cemetery
Andersonville, Macon County, Georgia
-Marietta National Cemetery
Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

Hawaii
-Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery(State)
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
-National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Illinois
-Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Elwood, Will County, Illinois
-Alton National Cemetery
Alton, Madison County, Illinois
-Camp Butler National Cemetery
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois
-Confederate Cemetery, Oak  woods
-Danville National Cemetery
Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois
-Mound City National Cemetery
Mound City, Pulaski County, Illinois
-North Alton Confederate Cemetery
Alton, Madison County, Illinois
-Quincy National Cemetery
Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
-Rock Island Confederate Cemetery
Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois
-Rock Island National Cemetery
Arsenal Island, Rock Island County, Illinois

Iowa
Keokuk National Cemetery
Oakdale Cemetery (Soldiers Lot)

                  More locations to be added soon
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Tomb of the Unknowns
The Riderless Horse at Arlington National Cemetery
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National Cemeteries are cemeteries
where military personnel, veterans, and
certain of their dependents are buried. In
the U.S., most of the national cemeteries
are operated and maintained by the
Veterans Administration
.
Arlington (see: below) and
Soldier’s Home national
cemeteries are administered by the
Department of the Army. The army is also
responsible for certain other burial grounds,
including Confederate cemeteries.

The American Battle Monuments Commission maintains overseas cemeteries. In
addition, a number of national cemeteries are administered by the National Park
Service.

Military personnel, veterans whose service ended honorably, and their dependents
may be buried without charge in any national cemetery in which space is available.
For a veteran buried in a private cemetery, the Veterans Administration will
provide a cash allowance for purchasing a plot.

Headstones and markers are provided free for all graves in national cemeteries and,
on application, for the graves of military personnel and veterans buried in private
cemeteries.

Memorial plots are set aside in national cemeteries and memorial markers are
furnished for those who died in the armed forces and whose remains were
unrecoverable or unidentified.

Congress first authorized land for the creation of national cemeteries in 1862,
during the Civil War. Acts of 1872, 1917, and 1923 expanded the government’s
role in honoring deceased veterans.

The American Battle Monument Commission designed and erected memorials
and monuments in the, eight World War I, located in France, Belgium and Great
Britain. Fourteen World War II cemeteries located in France, Belgium,
Luxembourg,
Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands,
the Philippines and Tunisia. There
is also one in Mexico City. Each
contains battle maps; historical
data; and inscriptions of the names
of the missing. Each of these
overseas battlefield cemeteries has
a non denominational memorial
chapel.
Fort Smith National Cemetery