Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico

#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Prince William County
Quantico National Cemetery is a national cemetery in Triangle, Virginia for veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. Adjacent to and originally part of Marine Corps Base Quantico, it was established as a national cemetery in 1983 with an area of.
Quantico National Cemetery is located on land that was part of the U.S. Marine Corps training base adjacent to Quantico in Prince William County, Virginia. The land has been used by the military for over 200 years. First, around 1775 by the Commonwealth of Virginia for Navy operations, and later, as a blockade point for the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
In 1918 a permanent Marine base was established at Quantico. The Marine Corps Schools, a forerunner of the Marine Corps Development and Education Command, was created there in 1921. Since 1941, the focus of the base has been individual education rather than unit training. In 1977, the Marine Corps donated 725 acres (2.9 km²) of this land to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration, to establish a facility at Quantico. The cemetery was formally dedicated on May 15, 1983.
There are seven memorials in all. A monument to Edson’s Raiders was the first memorial dedicated at Quantico National Cemetery, unveiled on the memorial pathway on August 6, 1989. It is dedicated to the 800 members of the First Marine Raider Battalion, which from August 1942 to October 1943, played a key role in helping the greatly outnumbered American forces push back Japanese troops in the British Solomon Islands.
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  • Quantico National Cemetery is a beautiful, well-maintained national cemetery located near the Quantico Marine Base. If you are eligible for burial in a national cemetery I highly recommend it for your...  more »
  • Quantico National Cemetery is the #1 cemetery serving veterans. It is quiet and unassuming, about 2 miles from the Marine Corp Museum, and 35 miles south of DC. There are 10 men who were killed in act...  more »
  • Very peaceful, thank you to the ones that gave it all.
  • Very nice and well kept grounds. Thanks to ones who gave it all.

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