West Virginia National Cemetery

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In 1987, dedication ceremonies were conducted for the West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown, West Virginia, renewing burial services to veterans and their dependents previously offered by the Grafton National Cemetery. This, the nation's 110th national cemetery, is located on a 58-acre tract of land, approximately 15 acres of which will be used for gravesites. The remaining property is needed for buffer and access because of the steep terrain. Expansion plans are already underway because of the rapid growth of the facility.

The entrance to the West Virginia National Cemetery is located just off U.S. Route 50, west of Grafton. A lighted flagpole tops the hill at 1,335 feet above sealevel, creating a dramatic 200-foot vertical rise from the entry road to the cemetery's focal point. The entry to the cemetery becomes an "Avenue of Flags" over Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and other designated holidays when over 150 burial flags line the entry road.