Thursday, November 11, 2010

Alexandria National Cemetery

The Alexandria National Cemetery is open on Veterans Day.  It appears that this cemetery is the only National cemetery in Louisiana that will be open on November 11th.  Both the Baton Rouge National and Port Hudson National cemeteries will remain closed according to the Department of Veteran Affairs website. This cemetery is closed to new internments. More information.
Notable persons:
There are 57 Buffalo Soldiers interred at the Alexandria National Cemetery. They represent the following units: 24th Infantry, 10th Calvary, and the 9th Calvary and are interred in Sections A, B, C, and R.

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