State Veterans Cemetery
A 43-acre Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery is located on U.S. Hwy. 301 North in Glennville, a peaceful setting among a grove of shady pecan trees. The first phase of the project provides 2,000 casket grave sites, 350 in-ground cremation burial sites, more than 1,000 columbarium niches and a garden for the scattering of cremated remains.
A flag based main entrance leads from the highway past a Visitors’ center/administration building to a flag decorated ceremonial area with emblems of the branches of service, a bell tower and an chapel.
State veterans cemeteries are part of the Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemetery system. The burial of a veteran and his/her spouse in state veterans cemeteries is governed by the same regulations as the national cemeteries.
The Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville provides a fitting final resting place for all Georgia veterans with the exception of those who have been dishonorably discharged.
The U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs projected the number of veterans some 620,000 would die in 2008 along. It is estimated that about 1,000 World War II veterans are dying daily nationwide. There is no cost for the plot, vault, grave maker, or use of the committal chapel for the interment service for an eligible veteran or spouse.
About 800,000 veterans make their homes in Georgia and this number will likely rise with the attraction of the coastal area for retirees.
The Veterans Service Office is located in the visitors’ senter/administration building (912-654-5159). Phone number for the Cemetery is 912-654-5398.
The Glennville cemetery, which opened in 2007, was the second veterans cemetery in Georgia owned by the state, with the first one built in Milledgeville in 2001.