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Arlington National Cemetery:

Arlington National Cemetery was established by Brig. General Montgomery C. Meigs during the civil war when he appropriated the ground around the former home of Southern General Robert E. Lee, known then as Arlington House, for use as a military cemetery on June 15, 1864.

From the first interment of Pvt. William Henry Christman of the 67th Pennsylvania Infantry, to the 1,800 remains of the casualties of the Battle of Bull Run, to the 1,500 United States Colored Troops (the first Black combat soldiers of the Civil War), to various medal of honor winners, Presidents, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, 5-star generals, astronauts, Honorary War Veterans, and the over 5,000 unknown soldiers interred there, members of the armed services and, in some cases, their unmarried widows or children, are buried at this site.

Any active duty member of the Armed Forces, any veteran who is retired from active military service with the Armed Forces, and any veteran who has received any one of a number of distinguished medals for service can be buried at the National Cemetery. To further check the eligibility requirements for ground burials, visit the cemetery’s funeral information site at  

To learn more about Arlington National Cemetery in general, or to locate the gravesite of a veteran who is interred there, visit their website at  

National Cemeteries:

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) national cemetery directors have the primary responsibility for verifying eligibility for burial in VA national cemeteries. A determination of eligibility is usually made in response to a request for burial in a VA national cemetery. To check the requirements for persons who are eligible, and who are not eligible, for burial in a VA national cemetery, check the Veteran’s Administration website at  

The nearest National Cemetery to Cuyahoga County is the Western Reserve National Cemetery, located in Medina County. You can visit their website at Medina County Veteran Services - Western Reserve Natl. Cemetery.

Veteran Gravesites in Northeast Ohio
ACACIA Masonic Memorial Park Cemetary 1880 S.O.M. Center Road, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124  440.442.0666
All Saints 480 West Highland Road, Northfield, Ohio 44067  330.467.7951
All Souls 10366 Chardon Road, Chardon, Ohio 44024  440.286.7151
Assumption of Mary 14900 Brookpark Road, Brooklyn Heights, Ohio 44109  216.351.1476
Brooklyn 4700 Broadview Road, Brooklyn Heights, Ohio 44109  216.351.1476
Calvary 10000 Miles Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44105  216.641.7575
Calvary 555 North Ridge Road, Lorain, Ohio 44052  440.233.5117
Erie Street 2291 East Ninth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115  216.348.7210
Evergreen 29425 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood, Ohio 44122  216.591.9292
Evergreen 5505 Northfield Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44146  216.662.0335
Harvard Grove 6100 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44105  216.348.7212
Highland 21400 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood, Ohio 44122  216.348.7210
Hillcrest Mausoleum Crematory 26700 Aurora Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44146  440.232.0035
Holy Cross 14609 Brookpark Road, Brook Park, Ohio 44142  216.267.2850
Holy Cross 100 East Waterloo, Akron, Ohio 44319  330.724.1297
Knollwood Cemetery & Mausoleum 1678 S.O.M. Center Road, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124  440.442.2800
Lake View 12316 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106  216.421.2665
Lakewood 22025 Detroit Road, Rocky River, Ohio 44116  440.333.1922
Lutheran 4566 Pearl Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44109  216.351.1308
Maple Ridge Columbia Road, North Olmsted, Ohio 44070
Mayfield 2749 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106  216.321.1733
Monroe 3207 Monroe Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113  216.348.7216
Mt. Olive 27855 Aurora Road, Solon, Ohio 44139  440.248.5100
Park Synagogue Chagrin Blvd. & Richmond Road, Beachwood, Ohio 44122  216.831.9441
Resthaven Memory Gardens & Mausoleum 3700 Center Road, Avon, Ohio  216.236.5086
Riverside Cemetery & Columbarium 3607 Pearl Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44107  216.351.4800
St. John 7000 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44104  216.641.7575
St. John Lutheran 4386 Mayfield Road, South Euclid, Ohio 44121  216.381.9149
St. Joseph 7916 Woodland, Cleveland, Ohio 44104  216.641.7575
St. Mary 7284 Lake Avenue, Elyria, Ohio 44035  440.324.2675
St. Mary Cemetery 2677 West 41 Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113  216.961.0399
St. Mary Cemetery 4720 East 71 Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44125  216.429.0165
St. Mary of the Falls 25615 Bagley Road, Olmsted Falls, Ohio 44138  216.267.2850
Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery 7700 Hoertz Road, Parma, Ohio 44134  440.845.2270
St. Theodosius Orthodox Cemetery 8200 Biddulph Road, Brooklyn, Ohio 44144  216.741.1310
Sunset Memorial Park 6265 Columbia Road, North Olmsted, Ohio 44070  440.777.0450
West Park Cemetery 3942 Ridge Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44144  216.348.7216
Whitehaven Memorial Park 615 S.O.M. Center Road, Highland Heights, Ohio 44143  440.442.1400
Woodland Cemetery 2367 East 65 Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44104  216.348.7217
Woodvale Cemetery 7535 Engle Road, Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130  440.826.3455
Zion Memorial Park 5461 Northfield Road, Bedford Heights, Ohio 44146  216.662.4260