Future State Veterans Cemeteries
The Tennessee Department of Veterans Services is committed to establish a State Veterans Cemetery within 75 miles of the Tennessee Veteran population. The department has proposed a new State Veterans Cemetery in the upper Cumberland region. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs will fund the design and construction of the new cemetery. However, funding for land acquisition must be raised through donations as well as city, county and state funding.
Upper Cumberland Cemetery Project
The Tennessee Department of Veterans Services (TDVS) established the Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Steering Committee on May 1, 2013. Two community members from 12 counties volunteered to participate. The Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Steering Committee will review available properties in the region and narrow the list to three recommendations which will be submitted to the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services for consideration. Committee members represent Cumberland, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren and White Counties.