Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located on Fort Leavenworth, a United States Army installation north of Leavenworth, Kansas. It was officially established in 1862, but was used as a burial ground as early as 1844. The cemetery is the resting place of eight Medal of Honor recipients, but most are the less famous casualties of war. It was named for Brigadier General Henry Leavenworth, who was re-interred there in 1902 from Woodland Cemetery in Delhi, New York. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it occupies approximately 36.1 acres (14.6 ha) and was site to 22,679 interments, as of the end of 2005. It is maintained by Leavenworth National Cemetery.PutFort Leavenworth National Cemetery into our Fort Leavenworth trip tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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My friend and I visited to see the grave site of his parents- Dad was a WW II veteran. The first time we couldn't find their marker and there was a blank space that he swore had been where it was... more »
I have friends and acquaintances here and it is sometimes very nice to visit them and reflect. Anyone can sense a feeling of peace here. more »
My nephew Leon Davis was buried there in 2004. It's so quiet & serene. When TAPS was played, I felt an overwhelming sense of loss for them all.
My husband thomas Daniel kilbane was laid to rest of his ashes . The national cemetery really did a great job. , that day and my husband headstone is really beautiful and a blessing as will to see his headstone , just the way I wanted it and also the way my beloved husband wanted it To. I am so please with them
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