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Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton

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Dayton National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio. It encompasses 116.8 acres (47.3 ha) and as of July 18, 2019, had 55,359 interments. In January, 2014, it was one of only fourteen cemeteries to be designated as a national shrine. A new 2,000 niche columbarium was dedicated on July 24, 2014. It is one of a few National Cemeteries with their own Honor Squad. Since its formation, unless refused by family and during a few weeks the National Cemetery Administration disallowed military honors in their cemeteries, no veteran has been buried without a Rifle Salute in addition to "Taps" and the folding and presentation of the Flag. It is also the only National Cemetery with the remains of a funeral tunnel which once allowed deceased veterans to be removed from the Home Hospital to the cemetery. Plans are in process to restore the entrance into the tunnel to its original form.
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  • Fantastic National cemetery to honor the men and women who served the nation. Very well maintained and cared for. 
    Fantastic National cemetery to honor the men and women who served the nation. Very well maintained and cared for.  more »
  • The federal government might not get many things right but the national Cemetery program is one thing that they have done right. A place for veterans to have a final resting place the matter if they.....  more
    The federal government might not get many things right but the national Cemetery program is one thing that they have done right. A place for veterans to have a final resting place the matter if they.....  more »
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  • Father is here since Nov. 2008. Great ceremony back then...
  • Sean greeted my family upon arrival to the cemetery. He was professional, respectful, and kind. The committal service was the same. We were not sure how we felt about burial in a national cemetery, but quickly we were SO glad my grandfather was not anywhere else. Thank you to the servicemen and to Sean and the burial team for working hard in the cold and snow and not rushing us.

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