About the Georgia National Cemetery
Of the 135 national cemeteries across the United States, the Georgia National Cemetery is consistently rated among the top five. All plots, vaults, and headstones, as well as memorial services and perpetual care of burial sites, are free of charge to eligible veterans, their spouses, and their dependent children.
Open from sunrise to sunset each day, the Georgia National Cemetery lies midway between Canton and Cartersville, Georgia, near the Etowah River. Offering views of the North Georgia Mountains and Lake Allatoona, the cemetery was opened on April 24, 2006. As of mid-2018, over 18,000 individuals have been laid to rest there. Among the burial options offered to veterans and their families are casketed gravesites, a columbarium, in-ground burials of cremated remains, and a scattering garden. Click here to view a map of the cemetery. The property on which the cemetery is located was donated by the late philanthropist Scott Hudgens.
Current Initiatives of the GNC Advisory Council
VIETNAM VETERANS DAY: EVENT CANCELED
This Event on March 28 has been canceled to encourage social distancing during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Please be safe, limit interactions with others, and wear a mask as the virus can survive in the air for up to three hours. We look forward to seeing ALL of you next Vietnam Veterans Day. At 11 a.m., March 28 we ask that you give a moment of silence, from wherever you are, to honor those who served. Thank you and stay well.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS
GNCAC thanks the employees of the Woodstock, Georgia Walmart store #575 for a $2,000 donation from the Walmart Foundation Community Grant program. The donation will help to fund construction of the Veterans Tribute Tower, a carillon tower slated for installation in spring 2020.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HOW YOU OR YOUR BUSINESS CAN BECOME A SPONSOR OF THE MEMORIAL CARILLON PROJECT, PLEASE CONTACT PROJECT CHAIRMAN CHARLES CAPPS AT (404) 667-4600 OR VIA EMAIL AT CHASCCAPPS@GMAIL.COM
The Veterans Tribute Tower will be installed and dedicated at Georgia National Cemetery this spring 2020. The project has been a monumental fundraising initiative by the Advisory Council. Their efforts will erect a four-story, state-of-the-art carillon bell tower to...