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Kiosk : Yes. starting address :. Map: View Map. Closed federal holidays except Memorial Day. This cemetery has space available to accommodate casketed and in-ground burial of cremated remains.
Cremated remains may be placed in the above ground columbarium wall. Burial in a national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces who have met a minimum active duty service requirement and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
A Veteran's spouse, widow or widower, minor dependent children, and under certain conditions, unmarried adult children with disabilities may also be eligible for burial. Eligible spouses and children may be buried even if they predecease the Veteran. Members of the reserve components of the armed forces who die while on active duty or who die while on training duty, or were eligible for retired pay, may also be eligible for burial.
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For more information visit our eligibility web. Take U. The cemetery is on the right after crossing the railroad tracks. Take Thompson Road Exit 84, and follow the directions from that point above. Turn left onto Holly Road then turn left onto Belford Road.
Take Holly Road exit Turn right onto Holly Road, turn left onto Belford Road.
Stay on I to Detroit. Fax all discharge documentation to the National Cemetery Scheduling Office at and follow-up with a phone call to For information on scheduled burials in our national cemeteries, please go to the Daily Burial Schedule. Our Memorial Day Ceremony is held at p. Both programs are held at the cemetery assembly area and are sponsored by the Great Lakes National Cemetery Advisory Council.
Services are held in two committal shelters and services are provided for an average of 11 burials each business day. Phase 1A and 1B provide a total of 4, in-ground cremation burial sites, 8, columbarium niche sites, 4, traditional casket burial sites, and 18, double-depth pre-set crypts.
Columbarium B has an adjacent committal shelter for services. It is not suited for presentation of military honors.
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Funeral honors are provided by the appropriate branch of service when requested by either the funeral director or next-of-kin. The Great Lakes National Cemetery Advisory Council supports volunteer veteran service organization units that provide the rifle volleys in support of the Department of Defense funeral honors team.
Families with special accommodation needs may contact the cemetery staff to see if those needs can be met. For educational materials and additional information on this cemetery, please visit the Education sectionlocated below. We welcome and encourage fresh-cut flowers throughout the year and provide flower containers for gravesite display.
Cemetery visitors are free to use the containers located in receptacles placed throughout the cemetery. Once the blooms are spent or damaged by weather, they are removed. They may also be removed for routine mowing or other maintenance.
Artificial flower are only allowed after the end of mowing operations in the fall on October 15 and must be removed when mowing operations in the spring beginning the first week of March. On Easter and Memorial Day, potted plants and artificial flowers may be placed on gravesite 10 days before through 10 days following the holiday.
During the holiday season, from December 1 through January 20, seasonal floral items and gravesite blankets, no larger than two feet by three feet, may be placed on gravesites. No item or object may be attached to a hetone or marker in a national cemetery.
Animals may eat fresh flowers and arrangements. VA regulations 38 CFR 1. Possession of firearms on any property under the charge and control of VA is prohibited.
Offenders may be subject to a fine, removal from the premises, or arrest. Great Lakes National Cemetery is the second national cemetery built in Michigan and the nd in the national cemetery system.
The cemetery borders Fagan Lake, and is located on a portion of a land grant from the Federal Government to Terrance Fagan in Historically, the property served as farmland until it was acquired by the National Cemetery Administration in In the 20th century, the property was purchased by Bryson Dexter Horton, a Spanish-American War veteran-turned-industrialist who invented the "Square D" switch. Horton's invention dramatically improved electrical safety, by encasing the switch in steel and protecting users from the live electrical current.
Horton constructed a small house on the property inand reportedly entertained such preeminent locals as Henry and Edsel Ford, who both hunted and fished there. Great Lakes National Cemetery was established inand the first burial took place on October 17 of that year.
We are developing educational content for this national cemetery, and will post new materials as they become available. Thank you for your interest. Veterans Crisis Line: Press 1.
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Great Lakes National Cemetery. Committal shelter at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Any eligible person may be interred at any national cemetery that has available grave space. Under Development.