Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery - Milledgeville GA
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N 33° 00.612 W 083° 11.779
17S E 294831 N 3654560
Quick Description: The Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Milledgeville is located approximately 5 miles south of downtown Milledgeville along Georgia Highway 112.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/8/2015 11:02:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMNBQ4
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Long Description:
This cemetery, established on 142 acres the Georgia Department of Veterans Service received from the Georgia Forestry Commission, includes an administration/visitor center with a state-of-the-art information booth, a committal chapel, a carillon, and 12 columbarium shelters for cremations. Cemetery grounds also include a six-acre lake and a three-acre, multi-tier walled ceremonial area available for use by veterans organizations on remembrance days, such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

In May 2011, construction was completed on Phase II of the cemetery. This phase encompassed about 10 acres and added approximately 1,300 casketed burial plots and 600 cremation plots in the cemetery. The cemetery will eventually be the final resting place for more than 100,000 eligible veterans, their spouses, and eligible dependents.

There were 203 burials in 2013, making the total-to-date 2,127 veterans, spouses, and dependents buried at the GVMC. The burials are composed of 1,494 casketed burials, 367 cremations in the columbarium, 309 in-ground cremations, and 21 memorial markers.

The avenue of flags is displayed when ceremonies are held at the cemetery, such as Memorial Day and Wreaths Across America. In addition, it is displayed on Flag Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day.
Visiting hours:
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, except on state holidays Visitation Hours: 8 a.m.-dusk, daily

Website pertaining to the cemetery: [Web Link]

Date cemetery was established: Not listed

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