cemeteries

The first phase of the Los Angeles columbarium expansion has capacity for more than 10,000 veterans and their spouses.
Libby Denkmann / American Homefront

For the first time in decades, veterans and local military families have access to a final resting place alongside fellow servicemembers in the city of Los Angeles.

The northern half of Los Angeles National Cemetery in Westwood.
John Ismay / American Homefront

The V.A. is building columbariums at several veterans cemeteries, where there is no more space for traditional burials.

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A Building Boom for Veterans Cemeteries

Jun 24, 2015
Jay Price/WUNC

The Veterans Administration and state governments have embarked on the largest expansion of veterans cemeteries since the Civil War.