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Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton

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Dayton National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio. It encompasses and as of August 14, 2014, had 49,751 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.
The cemetery was established in 1867 as a place to inter veterans who died while under the care of the Central Branch of the National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers and Seamen, located in Dayton. The first interment, of Civil War veteran Cornelius Solly, was on September 11, 1867. The National Asylum became part of the newly formed Department of Veterans Affairs in 1930 and evolved into today's Dayton VA Medical Center. The cemetery was administered as part of the medical center until 1973, when it was transferred to the National Cemetery Administration.
It has the remains of veterans from every major conflict the United States has been involved in dating back to the American Revolutionary War.
The Dayton Soldiers' Monument was constructed between 1873 and 1877. It is a 30ft marble column on a granite base. Dedicated by President Rutherford B. Hayes. A memorial to 33 soldiers of the War of 1812 buried in this cemetery. A bronze plaque on a boulder.
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  • 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 w...  more »
  • As with all the National Cemeteries this one is beautiful too. I truly believe all there are heros...men and women. There are many who have earned different medals and some who have earned several. Th...  more »
  • Been here for a couple of funerals. One of the best kept cemetaries I've seen. Gravesites go back to the Civil War. Being a vet, I can choose to be interred there when I'm passed. I have a grandfather...  more »
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  • 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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