Tahoma National Cemetery

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Tahoma National Cemetery
Details
Location Kent, Washington
Country United States
Coordinates 47°23′31″N 122°05′42″W / 47.392°N 122.095°W / 47.392; -122.095
Type United States National Cemetery
Size 158.3 acres (64.1 ha)
Number of interments > 23,000

Tahoma National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery in the city of Kent, in King County, Washington. It encompasses 158.3 acres (64.1 ha), and as of the end of 2008, had 23,479 interments compared to 15,924 interments in 2005. It is the only National Cemetery in Washington state.[1]

History[edit]

Tahoma National Cemetery was established on November 11, 1993 and opened for interments on October 1, 1997. It is actively undergoing expansion. A second phase of construction was completed in 2005.

Notable monuments[edit]

  • The Blue Star Memorial, a traditional service flag monument dedicated to all veterans.

Notable interments[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Cary (2014-03-04). "Edward Claplanhoo’s Lifetime of Service". Voice of the Valley. Archived from the original on 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  2. ^ Dickerson, Paige (2010-03-17). "Ed Claplanhoo dies at age 81; Makah elder's legacy includes deeds for tribe, veterans". Peninsula Daily News. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 

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