Future State Veterans Cemetery
- The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to establish a State Veterans Cemetery within 75 miles of the Tennessee Veteran population. The department has proposed a new State Veterans Cemetery in southwest Tennessee and in the upper Cumberland region. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs will fund the design and construction of the new cemetery. However, funding for land acquisition must be raised through donations as well as city, county and state funding.
A Video Message from Commissioner
Southwest Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery Project
- The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) established the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery Steering Committee on May 1, 2012. Community members from Carroll, Decatur, Gibson, Hardin, Henderson and Madison Counties volunteered to serve on the steering committee.
- The committee reviewed and evaluated 26 different sites and recommended the top three sites to TDVA on March 21, 2013. The top recommendation from the committee is 131 acres at Parkers Crossroads. The State of Tennessee has completed a preliminary Environmental Assessment. The proposed site will be evaluated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure it is a viable site for a State Veterans Cemetery that will comply with National Cemetery Administration (NCA) standards.
Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Project
- The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) established the Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Steering Committee on May 1, 2013. Two community members from 12 counties volunteered to participate. The Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Steering Committee will review available properties in the region and narrow the list to three recommendations which will be submitted to the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs for consideration. Committee members represent Cumberland, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren and White Counties.