Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery

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Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
Details
Year established July 9, 1999
Location Saratoga, New York
Country United States
Coordinates 43°01′39″N 73°36′49″W / 43.0276°N 73.61372°W / 43.0276; -73.61372Coordinates: 43°01′39″N 73°36′49″W / 43.0276°N 73.61372°W / 43.0276; -73.61372
Type Public
Owned by United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Size 351.7 acres (1 km2)
Number of graves 7,832
Website VA Webpage
Find a Grave Findagrave

Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the Town of Saratoga in Saratoga County, New York. It encompasses 351.7 acres (142.3 ha), and as of the end of 2005 had 5,012 interments.

History[edit]

Dedicated on July 9, 1999 as Saratoga National Cemetery, it was the 116th National Cemetery. It was renamed to Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery on January 24, 2002, in honor of Congressman Gerald B. H. Solomon, who was known for his support of veterans' causes, and who is interred there. During his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives, he sponsored the legislation which created the Department of Veterans Affairs and secured approval for the creation of the national cemetery now named for him. He served in Congress from 1979-1998, and was Chairman of the powerful Rules Committee in the House at the time of his retirement. As of the end of 2005, only the first 60 acres (240,000 m2) were developed for interments.

Notable monuments[edit]

  • The ship’s bell from the USS Saratoga.
  • A pyramidal memorial made of granite, erected in 2002 and dedicated to Congressman Gerald B.H. Solomon.

Notable interments[edit]

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