Below are a few facts about our Army Cemeteries
- There are a total of 30 Army Cemeteries across the United States.
- The United States Army is responsible for the care, maintenance and management of these cemeteries.
- Each Army cemetery falls under one of four Army resourcing organizations: Army Materiel Command (AMC), Installation Management Command (IMCOM), United States Military Academy (USMA), and Arlington National Cemetery (ANC).
- Each Army cemetery has a unique history in terms of how it originated, how it may have changed hands over the years, as well as who was and is interred there.
- Each Army cemetery falls into one of three burial status categories: Open to new interments, Open to subsequent interments, and Closed to any future interments.
- Army cemeteries range in size from those having a small number of individuals interred in their grounds and less than 1/10th of an acre, to the largest, Arlington National Cemetery, which contains over 400,000 headstones and spans 639 acres.
- Those interred in our Army cemeteries include Native Americans, Civilians, foreign military POWs, and American service members spanning nearly every American conflict back to the founding of our nation.
- Arlington National Cemetery is the United States most prominent Army cemetery. ANC receives, on average, 4 million visitors a year and conducts 27-30 burials each week day, and between 6-8 services on Saturdays.