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Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton

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Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Military Facility
Dayton National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio. It encompasses 116.8 acres (47.3 ha) and as of July 18, 2019, had 55,359 interments. In January, 2014, it was one of only fourteen cemeteries to be designated as a national shrine. A new 2,000 niche columbarium was dedicated on July 24, 2014. It is one of a few National Cemeteries with their own Honor Squad. Since its formation, unless refused by family and during a few weeks the National Cemetery Administration disallowed military honors in their cemeteries, no veteran has been buried without a Rifle Salute in addition to "Taps" and the folding and presentation of the Flag. It is also the only National Cemetery with the remains of a funeral tunnel which once allowed deceased veterans to be removed from the Home Hospital to the cemetery. Plans are in process to restore the entrance into the tunnel to its original form.

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  • Fantastic National cemetery to honor the men and women who served the nation. Very well maintained and cared for.  more »
  • The federal government might not get many things right but the national Cemetery program is one thing that they have done right. A place for veterans to have a final resting place the matter if they.....  more »
  • As with all the National Cemeteries this one is beautiful too. I truly believe all there are and women. There are many who have earned different medals and some who have earned several...  more »
  • Thank you for your wonderful care, our experience , and the professionalism of your entire staff, during the setup and ceremony and interment of my mother Ingrid Haley on April 24th, 2019 with My stepfather Charles Haley. Every step of the way went smootly and with personalized care. Bless you all.
  • While in Dayton for the first time, I sought out and visited a relative's grave. As I expected, the cemetery is very well designed and cared for.
  • An immaculate National Cemetery holding 54,000 of our nation's heroes. It is one of a few having its own Honor Squad assuring that no veteran is interred without full military honors. A veteran from every American war including the Revolutionary War is here including five Medal of Honor recipients, 33 from the War of 1812, the largest number of Colored Troops of the Civil War anywhere and a number who have given their last full measure. While the National Cemetery Administration is the highest ranking federal agency, the Dayton National Cemetery is one of only 14 of 136 to have been awarded Shrine Status. It is Ohio's Arlington.
  • Very clean and orderly. Beautiful grounds.
  • I was very proud that the V.A. helped my family give my Dad a awsome funeral today .Thank you so very much ,Rita !

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