Jacksonville National Cemetery
Interments at Jacksonville National Cemetery began Jan 7,2009. This new cemetery serves approximately 189,000 Veterans in the northeastern Florida/southeastern Georgia region. There are six other VA National Cemeteries in Florida: Barrancas, St. Augustine, Florida (Bushnell), South Florida, Bay Pines and Sarasota.
The initial Phase 1A construction efforts, focusing on a 20-acre early burial area with temporary facilities, will be followed by the second construction stage of the project (Phase 1B). When completed, the 52-acre Phase 1 development will provide 8,145 full casket grave sites, including 7,300 pre-placed crypts, 5,100 in-ground cremation sites and 4,992 columbarium niches. Phase 1 will include roadways, an entrance area, an administration and public information center, a maintenance complex, a flag assembly area, a memorial walkway, two committal service shelters, as well as interment areas. Other infrastructure improvements will include grading, drainage, fencing, landscaping irrigation system and utilities .
For more information, call the cemetery staff at (904) 766-5222. The cemetery’s fax number is (904) 766-5980. To make burial arrangements, contact the National Cemetery Scheduling Office at (800) 535-1117.
More information about VA’s National Cemetery Administration is available on its website, www.cem.va.gov
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