Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located on Fort Leavenworth, a United States Army installation north of Leavenworth, Kansas. It was officially established in 1862, but was used as a burial ground as early as 1844. The cemetery is the resting place of eight Medal of Honor recipients, but most are the less famous casualties of war. It was named for Brigadier General Henry Leavenworth, who was re-interred there in 1902 from Woodland Cemetery in Delhi, New York. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it occupies approximately 36.1 acres (14.6 ha) and was site to 22,679 interments, as of the end of 2005. It is maintained by Leavenworth National Cemetery.PutFort Leavenworth National Cemetery into our Fort Leavenworth trip tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery Reviews
Any visit to a National Cemetery is special yet my visit here left me in awe for hours. It started with the drive between the stone gates and the roads that wind and curve around the very hilly... more »
Amazing tribute and the greatest respect is shown to those who have served. I would expect nothing less for our military. more »
My kids are 16 & 17 they lost their dad just last year. My daughter wanted to put a balloon on her dads grave for his birthday. I understand the "rules". However while we were sitting crying at his grave mourning our loss of their father a man confronted us with a flyer of the rules and insisted she take her balloon home. It was incredibly rude. I am shocked and she is devastated. It's bad enough my kids lost their dad. Let them cry and have their moment. We could have driven away and she would have never known had he just waited a minute to take it away. Instead I rode the over an hour car ride home with a crying daughter holding her balloon. I'm not sure when she'll want to go back. I respect all you do to make it a nice resting place, please respect those that show up to mourn and give them peace even if just for a moment.
My nephew Leon Davis was buried there in 2004. It's so quiet & serene. When TAPS was played, I felt an overwhelming sense of loss for them all.
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