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Corpus Christi State Cemetery

Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery - Mission

 

2520 S. Inspiration Rd.
Mission, Texas 78572
956-583-7227
956-583-7887 - fax
VLB On-Site Representative
george.rice@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 Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission opened December 4, 2006. This cemetery was dedicated in 2006 and is administered by the Texas Veterans Land Board. The current size of this cemetery is 75 total acres which have up to 25,000 plots for burial. Before the expansion of this cemetery, the initial phase of development contained 31 acres and 6,190 gravesites.

The Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery is the second Texas State Veterans Cemetery to be built and run by the Texas Veterans Land Board, under the Texas General Land Office. The cemetery will be expanded as needed and will eventually be capable of providing a final resting place for more than 25,000 Veterans and family members. 

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).