Ft. Leonard Wood Veterans Cemetery
The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Fort Leonard Wood is the result of a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Missouri Veterans Commission. The ground breaking ceremony was held on November7, 2008 and the cemetery was formally dedicated on September 13, 2010. The Cemetery Property was donated by the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood and is situated on 229 beautiful acres. Currently the cemetery consists of 25 developed acres in phase 1 with space estimated to last 25 to 30 years. The Cemetery also contains an attractive columbarium wall for the placement of cremains. The cemetery facilities include a committal shelter, administrative and maintenance area, a fountain and paved walkways with benches for rest and meditation.
Conduct of the internment service
The internment service is a traditional graveside service although it is held in the committal shelter. Brief remarks and prayer by a member of the clergy are followed by full military honors. Upon conclusion, the cemetery staff will transport the remains to the interment site.
Location and Driving Directions
The Cemetery is located on Highway H just off Interstate 44 at exit 156. For additional information, please call the cemetery office at (573) 774-3496.
The cemetery office is located in the administration building and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. The office is closed on state and national holidays.
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