Ge­or­gia Veter­ans Me­mo­rial Ceme­tery secures ex­pan­sion fund­ing for Milledgeville

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The Ge­or­gia De­part­ment of Veter­ans Ser­vice has been awarded a grant of $2,436,388 by the De­part­ment of Veter­ans Af­fairs for the ex­pan­sion of the Ge­or­gia Veter­ans Me­mo­rial Ceme­tery in Milledgeville.

The project will de­velop ap­prox­i­mately 15 acres and serve 105,326 veter­ans and their fam­i­lies.

“This grant will en­sure the GDVS can con­tinue to pro­vide Ge­or­gia’s veter­ans with ac­cess to our ex­cel­lent state veter­ans ceme­ter­ies,” GDVS Com­mis­sioner Mike Roby said.

“The ex­pan­sion will in­clude the con­struc­tion of 1,520 pre-placed crypts, 320 colum­bar­ium niches, road­ways, land­scap­ing, ir­ri­ga­tion and sup­port­ing in­fra­struc­ture,” said Dan Holtz, As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner for Ad­min­is­tra­tion, Health and Me­mo­ri­als.

“We are proud to honor the dig­nity and mem­ory of each per­son at our ceme­ter­ies,” Roby said. “Of­fer­ing an hon­or­able rest­ing place to Ge­or­gia’s veter­ans and their fam­i­lies re­mains im­por­tant to the GDVS.”

Ded­i­cated in 2001, the Ge­or­gia Veter­ans Me­mo­rial Ceme­tery at Milledgeville sits on 142 acres with an ad­min­is­tra­tion/visi­tor cen­ter, a com­mit­tal chapel, and a car­il­lon. It was last ex­panded in 2011.

As of June 30, 2017, there are 3,081 veter­ans, spouses, and el­i­gi­ble de­pen­dents buried at the GVMC. The buri­als are com­posed of 2,132 cas­keted buri­als, 553 cre­ma­tions in the colum­bar­ium, 368 in­ground cre­ma­tions, and 28 me­mo­rial mark­ers.

Head­stones at Ge­or­gia Veter­ans Me­mo­rial Ceme­tery on Me­mo­rial Day 2016

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