Since the American Revolutionary War, 1715 – 1783, the U.S. has lost an estimated 1.3 million soldiers.
There are 146 National Cemetery designations in the U.S., Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Virginia may be the best known. Visit Wikipedia for a complete list of National Cemeteries.
The National Archives offers information about military records, replacements for lost medals and awards, and military photo archives. More information can be found at the website for Veterans at archives.gov.
Massachusetts National Cemetery
Off Connery Avenue
Bourne, MA 02532
Phone: (508) 563-7113
FAX: (508) 564-9946
To schedule burials: See General Information
Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed federal holidays except Memorial Day.
Open daily from dawn to dusk.
Directions from nearest airport:
Cemetery is equal distance from Logan Airport, Boston, Mass., and T. F. Green Airport, Providence R.I. From Logan Airport, take the Ted WIlliams Tunnel to Interstate 93 south. Follow Interstate 93 south to Interstate 24 south. Follow Interstate 24 south and exit on Interstate 495 south, which continues, into Route 25 east. Go over the Bourne Bridge – at base of bridge there is a rotary – go ½ way around rotary onto Route 28 south toward Falmouth. Continue on Route 28 south approximately four miles to a second rotary. Go ¾ way around the rotary you will see the sign leading to Massachusetts Military Reservation. Exit the rotary at this point. Entrance to cemetery is approximately ½ mile from the rotary. From T. F. Green airport take Interstate 95 North to Providence and then exit on Interstate 195 east. Follow Interstate 195 east and exit on 25 east (follow signs to Cape Cod). Go over the Bourne Bridge then follow directions above.