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Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery
Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas

rio grande valley state veterans cemetery

GPS: 26.185842, -98.356173

2520 Inspiration Rd
Mission, TX 78572

Published: November 5, 2019
Total records: 2,903

Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery is owned by the State of Texas and managed through the Texas Veterans Land Board.

Cemetery History

The city of Mission acquired a 75-acre cotton field from Bentsen Palm, Limited, and ownership was transferred to the VLB in January 2004.

At the Nov. 18, 2004 public meeting of the Veterans Land Board, a name was chosen for the future place of honor: Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery. Construction on Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery began in September 2005 and was completed in early 2007 with an ultimate capacity for as many as 25,000 interments.

The cemetery was built in phases with phase I covering approximately 31 acres and including 2,430 standard casketed burial sites, 2,000 double-depth lawn crypts, 1,300 in-ground sites for cremated remains, and 500 columbarium niches. This is expected to provide enough gravesites for approximately 10 years, after which the cemetery will be expanded to add additional gravesites.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Records

Records linked below were acquired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on November 5, 2019. These includes dates of death ranging from Nov 19, 1923 through Mar 14, 2019...

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