|Fort Leonard Wood |
Postal Code: 65473
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The Opening Dedication Ceremony was held on Monday, September 13, 2010.
The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Fort Leonard Wood was held on November 7, 2008. The 229 acres that comprise the cemetery were donated by the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood. Initial development consists of 25 acres that are estimated to last approximately 25-30 years before further development is needed. In addition to land for burials, the cemetery has an administration building, a maintenance facility, a committal shelter for conducting interment services, and a columbarium wall for cremation interment.
Because of its location on the north western edge of Fort Leonard Wood (with easy access to I-44), this cemetery has a rural Waynesville mailing address:
Missouri Veterans Cemetery - Fort Leonard Wood
25350 Highway H
Waynesville, MO 65583
Driving directions: From I-44 exit 156 at Waynesville, Missouri, travel south on Highway H towards Fort Leonard Wood slightly over 1 mile where Highway H turns to the right. There are signs clearly marking the turn towards the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. The entrance to the cemetery is approximately 2/10 of a mile on the left after you have turned onto the old Highway H.