Dallas–Fort Worth National Cemetery

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Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
DFW Cemetery Headstones.jpg
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Details
Established 2000
Location Dallas, Texas
Country United States
Coordinates 32°42′54″N 96°56′19″W / 32.71500°N 96.93861°W / 32.71500; -96.93861Coordinates: 32°42′54″N 96°56′19″W / 32.71500°N 96.93861°W / 32.71500; -96.93861
Type United States National Cemetery
Owned by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Size 638.4 acres (258.4 ha)
Number of graves 41,000+
Website Official
Find a Grave Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
The entrance to the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

Dallas–Fort Worth National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas (USA). Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 638.4 acres (258.4 ha), and as of 2014, had over 41,000 interments.

History[edit]

Dallas–Fort Worth National Cemetery was established in 2000 on the eastern shore of Mountain Creek Lake north of Dallas Baptist University. It is the sixth National Cemetery created in Texas and was created to meet the future needs of American veterans, nearly 1.5 million of whom live in the state of Texas. It currently has space for over 280,000 interments. It already serves as the resting place for several soldiers who have died in the Iraq War and War in Afghanistan (2001–present).

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