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.