TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee National Cemetery is accepting applications for burials for the first time, starting today.
The new 250-acre cemetery, located at 5015 Apalachee Parkway, will serve the burial needs of more than 83,000 area veterans for the next 100 years.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) purchased the land in August 2012 for $6.8 million. They anticipate the first burials will take place by fall of 2015.
Burial in a VA national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces and veterans who have met minimum active duty service requirements and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. Their spouses and minor children are also eligible for burial.
For more information about burial eligibility and application at the cemetery, call cemetery staff weekdays at (850) 402-8941.
More information about VA's burial benefits and Tallahassee National Cemetery is available online at www.cem.va.gov.