Veterans Cemetery in Killeen begins multi-million dollar expansion project

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 12:22pm

Work has begun on a year-long, $4.9 million landscaping and expansion effort at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.

Plans call for the installation of concrete support sleeves for existing and future headstones, the addition of 4,000 new burial spaces, and the replacement of capstones on the columbaria (small buildings where ashes and remains are kept). Resodding the turf and planting new landscape features such as bushes and trees are also in the plans for the project, funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and managed by the Texas Veterans Land Board.

Honor is hard at work at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. The cemetery, operated by the Texas VLB, is located on 174 acres of rolling hillside that was previously a part of Fort Hood. These quiet, hallowed grounds provide a final resting place for Texas military veterans at no charge.


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