Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe

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Santa Fe National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery in the city of Santa Fe, in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. It encompasses, and as of 2014, had 59,000 interments. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it is one of two national cemeteries in New Mexico (the other being Fort Bayard). It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.
Though New Mexico only played a small part in the American Civil War, the cemetery was created after the war to inter the Union soldiers who died fighting there, primarily at the Battle of Glorieta Pass. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe donated the land to the federal government in 1870. In 1876 its status was changed to a post cemetery, but in 1885 it became a national cemetery once again.
Memorial made of granite and bronze dedicated to World War II Glider Pilots, erected in 1994. Memorial to "Women Who Served in the Navy" erected in 1995. The China-Burma-India Veterans Memorial, dedicated to World War II veterans, erected in 2002.
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  • Well...it's a cemetary. But itis one top of a hill kind of overlooking Santa Fe. Pretty views for visitors.  more »
  • Like a mini Arlington Cemetery. Beautifully kept and you can feel the reverence in the perfectly placed stones.  more »
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  • I brought my friend Jim to Santa Fe from Kentucky to retire 7 years ago. He chose the area for its culture,natural beauty and pristine climate. He finally passed away and this is his chosen final resting place. It has beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and natural Southwest landscape. Grounds are immaculate and monuments add to the memorial atmosphere. Rest in peace Jim.
  • They never have enough vases. The upper level isn't maintained as well as the lower level. Grass is yellow and almost dead in some areas. They throw flowers and memorials after being there a short while.

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