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Kiosk : Yes. starting address :. Map: View Map. Office Hours: Monday thru Friday a. Closed federal holidays except Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Burial in a national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces who have met a minimum active duty service requirement and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. A Veteran's spouse, widow or widower, minor dependent children, and under certain conditions, unmarried adult children with disabilities may also be eligible for burial.
Eligible spouses and children may be buried even if they predecease the Veteran. Members of the reserve components of the armed forces who die while on active duty or who die while on training duty, or were eligible for retired pay, may also be eligible for burial. For more information visit our eligibility web.
From Savannah, take U. S Highway 21 South. Cemetery is approximately one mile on the left on U. Highway 21 South, which is also Boundary Street. Fax all discharge documentation to the National Cemetery Scheduling Office at and follow-up with a phone call to For information on scheduled burials in our national cemeteries, please go to the Daily Burial Schedule.
Military Funeral Honors A heavily populated military community surrounds the cemetery; therefore, families of veterans can obtain Military Funeral Honors with little difficulty. For educational materials and additional information on this cemetery, please visit the Education sectionlocated below. Our cemetery floral regulations exist only to reflect the honor and respect we hold for our Nation's Veterans, by Free adult chat lines Beaufort the dignity and solemnity of their final resting place.
We welcome fresh-cut flowers throughout the year using cemetery-supplied floral vases. The vases are in bins throughout the cemetery. Items left at the gravesite must be floral in nature except as noted and may not stand taller than the hetone. One small American or service flag may also be placed on the gravesite. Flags will be removed and properly disposed of if they are damaged, faded, tattered or otherwise unserviceable.
Floral arrangements may be placed at the bottom of the niche column at the columbaria.
To ensure space for other visitors, please limit floral arrangements to one per niche. Flowers will be removed when they become unsightly, for mowing and maintenance, or if damaged by weather or wildlife. Due to the open nature of the grounds, we cannot guarantee against theft, vandalism or the effects of nature. Unauthorized items are not permitted on the gravesites or niche covers. Please remember, items listed below detract from the dignity of the Beaufort National Cemetery and may create a safety hazard for you, your family, visitors and staff. Unauthorized items will be removed immediately.
Examples of unauthorized items include. December 15 through January 10 - artificial flowers, wreaths less than 18 inches in diameter and gravesite blankets less than 2 x 3 feet are permitted. Flags for Memorial Day may be placed on gravesites up to 5-days before the holiday.
The cemetery staff will remove items 5-days after the holiday.
To preserve the dignity and honor of our Veterans' final resting place, please observe the following rules of behavior while visiting the cemetery grounds:. We thank you in advance for providing the respect our Veterans are due, by observing the above listed rules. Our Nation's Heroes, some of whom gave their lives for this country, deserve no less than an honorable and pristine landscape to make their final rest.
VA regulations 38 CFR 1. Possession of firearms on any property under the charge and control of VA is prohibited. Offenders may be subject to a fine, removal from the premises, or arrest. The cemetery best distinguished by a landscape plan in which the burial sections are arranged in the shape of a half-circle with ro arranged like the spokes of a wheel. Although local Native Americans had inhabited the region for thousands of years, it was not until that Beaufort County became the site of the second landing of Europeans on the North American continent.
After an extended period of settlement, in the Spanish withdrew from the region in the wake of attacks by the English in Florida. For approximately eight decades the land was left to its original inhabitants. Eventually, King Charles II granted the territory to a group of eight proprietors who named it "Carolina" after their benefactor. The first settlers included many Barbadians, and Carolina came to more closely Free adult chat lines Beaufort the plantation economy of the West Indies than the other mainland colonies.
Ina year after the territory was divided into South Carolina and North Carolina, the town of Beaufort was founded. Immense fortunes were made through the cultivation of rice, indigo, and later, long-staple sea cotton. Wealthy plantation owners had summer homes in Beaufort where they could benefit from cool breezes coming off the Beaufort River. The town was also a hotbed of secessionist sentiment.
Inthe first meeting to draft the Ordinance of Secession by which South Carolina led the withdrawal of the southern states from the Unionwas held in Beaufort. As a result, the city was an early target of Federal forces. South Carolina formally seceded from the Union on December 20, One month later, a Union fleet circled Port Royal Sound and within less than a year after secession Union forces occupied the city, and held it for the balance of the war.
The Confederate Fort Walker was renamed Fort Welles, becoming the center of a large Harrison that at one point had as many as 50, occupants. Fort Welles served as the headquarters of the Department of the South and the refueling and supply depot for the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. General William Tecumseh Sherman's march through the state at war's end left a trail of destruction that brushed Beaufort County.
The war, while not physically decimating the area, claimed one-fifth of the white male population of the state and shattered its economy. The original interments in the cemetery were men who died in the nearby Union hospitals during the occupation and were initially buried in several places — among them East Florida and Hilton Head. About 2, remains were removed from cemeteries in Millen and Lawton, Georgia, and reinterred in the national cemetery; Confederate soldiers are also interred here.
In Maysouvenir hunters using metal detectors on Folly's Island near Charleston discovered the remains of 19 Union soldiers. Both units were composed of black troops who fought side by side with the 54th Massachusetts Regiment.
The Memorial Day program at Beaufort National Cemetery featured the reinterment of the 19 Union soldiers missing in action since The Honor Guard for the service was composed of actors from the cast of the movie "Glory," which was being filmed nearby. Monuments and Memorials The s Union Soldiers monument was erected in honor of unknown Union dead Free adult chat lines Beaufort at the cemetery; it is marble set on a brick base.
A large granite monument dedicated to "the Defenders of American Liberty Against the Great Rebellion" was erected during the s. Blue Star Memorial was installed in Sponsored by the Beaufort Garden Club in cooperation with the Garden Club of South Carolina, the marker is a tribute to American men and women who have served, are serving, or will served their county. Its symbolism is linked to World War II, when families of service members displayed in a home window a square flag decorated with a blue star to ify that a loved was in the armed forces.
Medal of Honor Recipients The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force that can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Recipients receive the Medal of Honor from the president on behalf of Congress.
It was first awarded during the Civil War and eligibility criteria for the Medal of Honor have changed over time. Private First Class Ralph H. Johnson Vietnam. He enlisted in the U. Johnson threw himself on a grenade and warned his comrades; actions that prevented the enemy from advancing and saved the life of a fellow marine. Ralph Johnson DDG after him in McGinty was born in Boston inand he enlisted in the U.
Marine Corps after graduating from high school. InMcGinty began a tour of duty in Vietnam. On July 18, attacked by the North Vietnamese and severely wounded in the left eye, he saved the lives of dozens of men. Johnson in Later, as a born-again Christian, a faith that rejects idolatry, he chose to not display the medal because it features the image of Minerva. He died January 17,and is buried in Section D, Site Charles "Chuck" Taliano was born in Ohio in and served in the U.
Marines from to Photographed while addressing a recruit shortly before his tour ended, he became the face of the service during the Vietnam Era. The picture of Taliano, captioned "We don't promise you a rose garden," appeared on recruiting posters into the s.
After a civilian career in publishing, Taliano retired to Beaufort and ran a gift shop on Parris Island where he received thousands of visitors every year.
Many men said they ed the marines because of Taliano. South Carolinian Joseph Simmons was born in He attended the Penn School on St. Helena Island, one of the country's first schools for freed slaves, and enlisted in the army on February 18, An interest in music led to his becoming assistant bandleader, 92nd Division, in Simmons served for 34 years in all. He died September 24, Section 2, Grave 2. On February 11,eight U. The mission was to drop propaganda leaflets with lunar new year wishes to Vietnamese people. Among the dead were six members of the U.
Frazier b. Merrihew b. Frazier, the youngest of twelve, was survived by his wife Doris and three children.
Merrihew, just 21 years old, was due for discharge in September; sister Leona was his legal guardian. Funeral services were held March 12, Section 42, Gravesite More than half of VA's national cemeteries originated with the Civil War and many are closed to some burials.
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