Veterans' Day Ceremony

The Arizona Department of Veterans' Services established this cemetery on approximately 145 acres of land, which was previously part of Fort Huachuca Military Base. The cemetery was made possible by a $7.7 million grant from the VA State Cemetery Grant Service, for construction and equipment. The Groundbreaking Ceremony was held October 1, 2001, construction started the next day and it was dedicated later that same month. United States military veterans who have received an honorable discharge from any branch of the service are eligible to be buried there or have their ashes placed in its columbarium.  There are 7,443 honorably discharged veterans resting here.  Steve shares these photographs of the Memorial Day Ceremony held there this morning.

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 This honors the Confederate veterans.

This honors the Confederate veterans.

 There are Unknown Soldiers buried in the cemetary.

There are Unknown Soldiers buried in the cemetary.

 Unknown Soldier Section.

Unknown Soldier Section.

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 This is the main part of the cemetary.

This is the main part of the cemetary.

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 Colors leaving the ceremonial platform.

Colors leaving the ceremonial platform.

 Major General Walters and lots of people meeting up with old friends and making new ones.

Major General Walters and lots of people meeting up with old friends and making new ones.

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 Past Post commander DVA his wife a former Chaplin.

Past Post commander DVA his wife a former Chaplin.

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 Re-enactment of Buffalo Soldiers interview for TV

Re-enactment of Buffalo Soldiers interview for TV

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 Wall tombs.

Wall tombs.

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 May we not forget.

May we not forget.