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Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe

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Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Santa Fe National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery in the city of Santa Fe, in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. It encompasses 84.3 acres (34.1 ha), and as of 2021, had 68,000 interments. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it is one of two national cemeteries in New Mexico (the other being Fort Bayard). It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.
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  • A must do! We unexpectedly drove by and had to stop. We were so glad we did. It was surreal to see all the marble headstones aligned perfectly on a mountainside. It is well kept and quite pristine.  more »
  • What a beautiful Memorial Day! All the American flags fluttering in front of the white gleaming headstones is such a peaceful, serene, and restful sight. It’s very humbling and breathtaking. My...  more »
  • Very nice cemetary. They take great care in honoring our loved ones.
  • As I understand it, this cemetery began with the casualties from the Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass, but the older section predates this and is the final resting place of individuals such as Charles Bent who was NM's first (territorial) Governor killed in Taos (which is an interesting/tragic story related to relations of all of NM's major groups in the early days). As it is a National Ceremony, it is now filled with likely all sort of stories about the individuals making the ultimate sacrifice in service of their county, up to the present. The individuals who work there seem very cognizant and protective of those who are in a sense in their care for perpetuity. No one I know or am related to is buried there, that I know of, only a Medal of Honor recipient from my hometown. It does seem like a nice final resting spot, and like the individuals there are in good company.
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