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
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