As national cemeteries across the country are expanding at a rate not seen since the Civil War, more space is being devoted to niches and plots for urns. Veterans are opting for cremation in record numbers, doubling the cremation rate of civilians.
Many U.S. national cemeteries less than 10 years old are getting multi-million dollar upgrades to add burial spaces for cremated remains and above-ground niches for cremation urns.
Personal cemetery plots are wonderful,” said retired Marine, Jim Long. The retired Marine likes the option of being buried in a national cemetery with his comrades in arms. “I’m not a religious man, but the Lord does want us to stay together. We must have one hell of an army in heaven.”
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