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Corpus Christi State Cemetery

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery - Killeen

 

11463 SH 195
Killeen, Texas 76542
254-616-1770
254-616-1769 - fax
VLB On-Site Representative
doug.gault@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 Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen opened January 4, 2006. The current size of this cemetery is 174 acres which have up to 50,000 plots for burial. Before the expansion of this cemetery, there were only about 7,000 plots available for Veterans and this is the first of the four Texas State Veterans Cemeteries to be built and run by the Texas Veterans Land Board, under the Texas General Land Office. The 174 acres that this cemetery is currently located on was previously part of Fort Hood and then donated to the federal government. This cemetery accounts for 6,000 of the 10,000 Veterans to be buried in Texas State Veterans Cemeteries.

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).