What Are Some National Veteran Cemeteries?


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Arlington, Gettysburg, Andersonville and Fort Leavenworth National Cemeteries are a few of the 131 national cemeteries in the United States. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs maintains a list of national cemeteries, soldiers' lots and monument sites on its website.

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Arlington is the premier national cemetery within the United States, celebrating and honoring soldiers and national heroes. Presidents, civil rights leaders, astronauts, Supreme Court justices, scientists, doctors and many others have been buried at Arlington since 1864. It is also the spot of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where the ritual changing of the guard takes place. Andersonville National Cemetery in Georgia sits at the former site of the Confederate prisoner of war camp during the Civil War. It pays homage to prisoners of war and those missing in action.

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