The cemetery is built on 20 acres of land located behind the Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home in Jennings. We currently are using approximately 10 acres of land with several other phases planned for the future.
Phase One includes 1,212 pre-placed, double-occupancy, concrete in-ground vaults for casketed interments. An underground pump system prevents water from accumulating in the vaults. The cemetery also includes 185 sites for in-ground cremains and 380 niches in the columbarium walls.
The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs broke ground on the construction of the cemetery in November 2018, and on March 6, 2020, Governor John Bel Edwards dedicated the cemetery. On May 7, 2020, Marine SGT Ted Cox Sr. was the first to be interred, and we held our first committal service for Army SP4 Ed Gary on June 11, 2020.
To order a DD-214 or discharge from military service: https://www.archives.gov/
To locate a loved one buried in a veterans cemetery: https://m.va.gov/gravelocator/index.cfm
To sponsor a wreath for Wreaths Across America: https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/23368/Overview/?relatedId=14847&modSw=donate
Information about VA benefits: https://www.va.gov/
Veteran burial allowance information: https://www.va.gov/burials-memorials/veterans-burial-allowance/
Find a loved one’s burial location at any cemetery: https://www.findagrave.com/