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 Interment Service
The interment service is a traditional graveside service although it is held in the committal shelter. The shelter provides ample pew seating for the immediate family and is large enough to provide inclement weather protection for numerous service attendees. A podium and public address system is provided for the clergy or ceremony speaker. The rendering of military honors for the Veteran is then performed in the committal shelter plaza area. Following the service, cemetery personnel escort the deceased to the assigned plot or columbarium niche and complete the interment.
- Stacy Wilson, Cemetery Director
- Renae Hayes, Cemetery Representative
- Curtis Hendrix, Maintenance Supervisor
25350 Highway H
Waynesville, MO 65583
Phone: (573) 774-3496
Fax: (573) 774-2160
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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