San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery

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San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
Details
Year established 1990
Location Santa Nella, California
Country United States
Coordinates 37°06′51″N 121°00′29″W / 37.11413°N 121.008028°W / 37.11413; -121.008028Coordinates: 37°06′51″N 121°00′29″W / 37.11413°N 121.008028°W / 37.11413; -121.008028[1]
Owned by United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Number of graves 28,740
Website San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
Find a Grave San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery

San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located at 32053 West McCabe Road, Santa Nella, in Merced County, California. This cemetery has space available to accommodate casketed and cremated remains over 322 acres (130 ha) of land. The number of interments through fiscal year 2008 is 30,054.[2]

California Korean War Veterans Memorial
California Korean War Veterans Memorial
"The Airborne Soldier" memorial

History[edit]

In 1989, the Romero Ranch Company donated land to the Department of Veterans Affairs for the creation of a National Cemetery. The first phase developed 105 acres (0.42 km2) of the land, and was completed in May 1992, giving enough space for the interment of over 20,000 remains.

There is a small military museum on site, which has exhibits of uniforms, medals, and other memorabilia.

Noteworthy monuments[edit]

  • The California Korean War Veterans Memorial, erected in 1998. It consists of 16 five-foot-tall (1.5 m) granite monoliths arranged in a circle. Engraved on each monolith is the name of the 2,495 veterans from California who died during the Korean War.
  • The 11th Airborne Memorial, a granite and bronze monument dedicated in 2002 in honor of all Airborne forces.

Notable interments[edit]

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