Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.
Monday, October 4, 2010
The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Monday, October 4, 2010 is the Calverton National Cemetery in Suffolk County, New York.
"Calverton National Cemetery is located in eastern Long Island between the towns of Manorville and Riverhead in Suffolk County. When the National Cemetery System constructed Calverton National Cemetery in 1978, the cemetery became the third national cemetery to be located on Long Island. The other national cemeteries situated on Long Island are Cypress Hills National Cemetery, in Brooklyn, N.Y., which was established in 1862 and Long Island National Cemetery, in Farmingdale, N.Y., established in 1936.
"In 1974, Long Island National Cemetery was the only national cemetery on Long Island with available space for burials--but its maximum burial capacity was soon to be exhausted. As a result, plans were developed by the National Cemetery System to construct a new regional cemetery to serve the greater New York area—home, then, to nearly three million veterans and their dependents. On Dec. 7, 1977, a 902-acre tract of land was transferred from the U.S. Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant at Calverton to the Veterans Administration for use as a national cemetery.
"The National Cemetery System realized that Calverton National Cemetery would become one of its more active cemeteries. For that reason, they designed and built a feature called a committal “wheel” of shelters that permits multiple burial services to be held simultaneously. To the left of the main cemetery entrance, around the Veteran’s Circle, are seven committal shelters. After the funeral service, the caskets are moved into the hub of the wheel and then transported to their respective gravesites. One floral arrangement is taken to the gravesite. In 1983, the walls of the committal shelters were reconstructed to serve as columbaria for the inurnment of cremated remains. Calverton is the largest, and one of the most active national cemeteries currently overseen by the National Cemetery Administration."
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|1||Whatcom County, Washington|
|2||Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, Virginia|
|3||Barrancas National Cemetery, Escambia County, Florida|
|4||Calverton National Cemetery, Suffolk County, New York|
|5||Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado|
|6||Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California|
|7||Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, East Hanover Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania|
|8||Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California|
|9||Houston National Cemetery, Harris County, Texas|
|10||Alexandria National Cemetery, Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana|
|11||Alton National Cemetery, Alton, Alton Township, Madison County, Illinois|
|12||Balls Bluff National Cemetery, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia|
|13||Baltimore National Cemetery, Baltimore County, Maryland|
|14||Bath National Cemetery, Steuben County, New York|
|15||Beverly National Cemetery, Edgewater Park Township, Burlington County, New Jersey|
|16||Black Hills National Cemetery, Unorganized Territory of Southwest Meade, Meade County, South Dakota|
|17||Cave Hill National Cemetery, Cave Hill Cemetery, Jefferson County, Kentucky|
|18||City Point National Cemetery, Hopewell, Hopewell City, Virginia|
|19||Cold Harbor National Cemetery, Hanover County, Virginia|
|20||Corinth National Cemetery, Corinth, Supervisor District 3, Alcorn County, Mississippi|
|21||Crown Hill National Cemetery, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Center Township, Marion County, Indiana|
|22||Danville National Cemetery, Danville Township, Vermilion County, Illinois|
|23||Fayetteville National Cemetery, Fayetteville, Fayetteville Township, Washington County, Arkansas|
|24||Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas|
|25||Togus National Cemetery, Chelsea Town, Kennebec County, Maine|
|26||Fort Meade National Cemetery, Unorganized Territory of Southwest Meade, Meade County, South Dakota|
|27||Old Fort Winnebago Cemetery, Fort Winnebago Town, Columbia County, Wisconsin|
|28||Long Island National Cemetery, Suffolk County, New York|
|29||National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona|
|30||Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas|
|31||Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson, Muskogee County, Oklahoma|
Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010