Dallas–Fort Worth National Cemetery
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
|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+|
|Find a Grave||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.
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).
- Medal of Honor recipients
- Bill G. Chapman (1928-2007), USAF officer and advocate for the blind.
- Earl Lunsford (1933–2008), professional football player and executive
- Glenn McDuffie (1927–2014), US Navy sailor known for being the subject of the V-J Day in Times Square photograph
- Pat Summerall (1930–2013), American football player and television sportscaster