Missouri Veterans Commission News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 06, 2016
Missouri Veterans Commission Executive Director Larry Kay has announced the appointment of Hugh Myers as Director for the State Veterans Cemetery located at 5201 South Southwood, Springfield, Missouri. Myers appointment became effective April, 1, 2016. He replaces David Maggard, who resigned Feb 26, 2016.
Myers brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with over 30 years in the funeral and cemetery industry. Myers holds a degree in Mortuary Science from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science and a business degree from Upper Iowa University. He is a member of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association and the Missouri Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association.
“I am very pleased that Mr. Myers has accepted the position of Director, Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Springfield,” said Stan Baughn, Director of the Missouri Veterans Commission Cemetery Program, “Mr. Myers brings a wealth of experience to his new position as well as a passion for Veterans. I am very confident that he will continue the tradition of excellent customer service at the Springfield State Veterans Cemetery.”
As Director, Myers will oversee the 60 acre cemetery with approximately 35,600 in-ground burial sites and two Columbaria with approximately 700 niches for cremations. Interment in the cemetery is free to all honorably discharged active duty veterans and reserve or national guard members who are eligible for retirement or who have been activated by the federal government and completed the period for which activated. Spouses and dependent children are also eligible for interment. All interment services are free and include burial plot, upright granite marker, opening and closing of the grave, concrete grave liner, and perpetual care. Military Funeral Honors are also available upon request through the funeral provider.
The Missouri Veterans Commission, a state agency, operates seven State Veterans Homes, five State Veterans Cemeteries, and the Veterans Services Program. The Commission is committed to honoring and serving Missouri’s Veterans whose dedication and sacrifices have preserved our nation and its freedoms. For more information about the Missouri Veterans Commission programs, call 573-751-3779, online at www.mvc.dps.mo.gov, or facebook.com/MissouriVeteransCommission.
For more information, call 573-522-1421 or e-mail Daniel.Bell@mvc.dps.mo.gov