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Abilene State Cemetery

Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene

 

7457 West Lake Road
Abilene, Texas 79601
325-673-4446
325-673-4448 - fax
VLB On-Site Representative
jimmy.defoor@glo.texas.gov

Office Hours  
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Visitor Information
Burials: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Visitation: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Everyday


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The Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 25, 2009 and opened on June 1, 2009. The current size of this cemetery is 31 acres which have up to 35,000 plots for burial. Before the expansion of this cemetery, there were over 3,000 plots available for burial and this cemetery is the third Texas State Veterans Cemetery to be built and run by the Texas Veterans Land Board, under the Texas General Land Office.  

This cemetery includes a covered, open-air structure for committal services, a visitor’s center, a computer kiosk for locating specific graves or interments, an assembly area for special occasions, such as Memorial Day observances, an avenue of flags and a memorial walkway for future monuments.

Texas State Veterans Cemeteries are special resting places, close to home, where friends, family and fellow Texans can honor Texas Veterans. The sacrifices they laid upon the altar of freedom will never be diminished or forgotten. 

Texas State Veterans Cemeteries are built through a partnership between the State of Texas and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and are managed by the Texas Veterans Land Board. The burial benefits at this cemetery include a gravesite in any one of the open cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family.

Any member of the United States Armed Forces who dies while on active duty or any Veteran who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable may be eligible for burial in a national cemetery. Veterans whose only active duty service was for training while in the National Guard or Reserves are not eligible unless there are special circumstances (e.g., death while on duty or as a result of training).