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National Memorial Cem of Arizona A- ENTRANCE

National Memorial of Arizona Cemetery
Maricopa County,
Arizona

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

National Memorial
Cemetery of Arizona
23029 North Cave Creek Road
Phoenix, AZ 85024
Phone: (480) 513-3600
FAX: (480) 513-1412

Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed federal holidays except Memorial Day.

Visitation Hours:
Open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Acreage: 225

Number of Interments
Thru Fiscal Year 2008: 52,513

General Information Kiosk on Site? Yes

Directions from nearest airport:
From Airport: Take Interstate 10 West to State Route 51 North. Follow State Route 51 to Loop 101 West. Following Loop 101 West to Cave Creek Road. Turn North on Cave Creek Road to Pinnacle Peak Road, turn East on Pinnacle Peak Road and go ¼ mile. Cemetery will be on the right.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

A state law was passed in 1976 and signed by Governor Raul Castro authorizing the development of a state veterans cemetery. The cemetery was dedicated December 9, 1978 and the first burial occurred on March 19, 1979. The cemetery was officially transferred to the VA on April 1, 1989. The cemetery consists of 225 acres and will not reach capacity until well after the year 2030. The Department of Veterans Affairs spent over $13 million for improvements in 1999. The project included three new committal shelters, maintenance building, visitor center, founders plaza, assembly area, columbaria, and extensive landscaping.

Monuments and Memorials
As of 2003, there were 18 monuments and memorials at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, most arranged along a memorial walkway. Two unique memorials at the cemetery are the Eternal Flame monument, which is pyramidal in shape, and the World War II Submarine Torpedo monument.

NOTABLE PERSONS

Nathan E. Cook, the last survivor of the Spanish American War, died in 1992 at the age of 106.

The above information is from: http://www.cem.va.gov/CEMs/nchp/nmca.asp

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Contributed on 9/25/09 by thecaryn
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Record #: 70226

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Submitted: 9/25/09 • Approved: 4/14/13 • Last Updated: 4/14/13 • R70226-G0

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