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Missouri Veterans Cemetery-Higginsville

Missouri Veterans Cemetery-Higginsville From the initial concept of a Veterans cemetery program, one operational philosophy has remained con

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Wreaths Across America will be here again before we know it.  The date is set for Saturday, December 16, 2023.  Any wrea...
01/06/2023

Wreaths Across America will be here again before we know it. The date is set for Saturday, December 16, 2023. Any wreaths that are purchased between now and January 15, 2023 are 2 for 1. That means if you purchase 1 wreath for a loved ones gravesite, the cemetery will get another 1 free. Let us get all the gravesites covered again in 2023. Click the link below to purchase 1 today!
https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/159184/Overview/?relatedId=16578&modSw=donate

Missouri Veterans Cemetery is Higginsville would like to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Our office will be closed toda...
01/02/2023

Missouri Veterans Cemetery is Higginsville would like to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Our office will be closed today, January 2, 2023. As always, the cemetery is open from sunrise to sunset everyday of the year so you can come to visit your loved ones gravesite.

The Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville would like to wish you Happy New Year!  As always, the cemetery is open f...
01/01/2023

The Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville would like to wish you Happy New Year! As always, the cemetery is open from sunrise to sunset everyday of the year so that you can come anytime to visit your loved ones.

The snow is melting, but it did look pretty with the wreaths placed at every gravesite.
12/28/2022

The snow is melting, but it did look pretty with the wreaths placed at every gravesite.

12/26/2022
Happy Holidays

The Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville would like to wish you a Happy Holiday! Our office will be closed Monday, December 26, 2022 and Monday, January 2, 2023. As always, the cemetery is open everyday of the year from sunrise to sunset so you can visit your loved ones at any time.

Happy Holidays!  The Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville would like to wish you Happy Holidays!  As always, the c...
12/25/2022

Happy Holidays! The Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville would like to wish you Happy Holidays! As always, the cemetery is open from sunrise to sunset everyday of the year so that you can come anytime to visit your loved ones.

12/22/2022

UPDATE: The website is back-up:
veteranbenefits.mo.gov/office-closures/

The winter weather is taking its toll on technology today. Our Office Closure web page is currently offline. We will continue to update Facebook as office closures happen. Stay Safe!

The following offices are closed:
10:30 am
Branson
Nevada
Joplin
Mt. Vernon
Missouri Veterans Cemetery Springfield
Missouri Veterans Cemetery-Higginsville- Closing after 2pm service
Missouri Veterans Cemetery-Bloomfield
Missouri Veterans Cemetery - Fort Leonard Wood
10:00 am
Rolla
St. James
Arnold
CLOSING AT NOON: Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff, & Sikeston

9:30am
Hannibal
Osage Beach
Missouri Veterans Cemetery Jacksonville - Business Office

9:00am
Jefferson City
Columbia
Kirksville
Mexico
Lebanon
West Plains
Sedalia
As inclement weather hits across Missouri, VSO offices may have to close. Remember to call before you leave for your appointment. VSOs with closed offices are available via the phone for appointments.

THANK YOU to everyone who came out in the cold on Saturday to place wreaths.  We appreciate all the volunteers!
12/19/2022

THANK YOU to everyone who came out in the cold on Saturday to place wreaths. We appreciate all the volunteers!

THANK YOU!!!!!  Thank you to all the volunteers who came out today in the cold, to help place wreaths at the Veterans Ce...
12/17/2022

THANK YOU!!!!! Thank you to all the volunteers who came out today in the cold, to help place wreaths at the Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. We appreciate all the help! THANK YOU to all the families, individuals, and groups that have purchased wreaths. Once again this year we were able to have a wreath on every upright headstone. More pictures to follow on Monday, so keep watching our page.

Wreaths Across America is today, Saturday, December 17th.  We will have a short program beginning at 11am, and then we w...
12/17/2022

Wreaths Across America is today, Saturday, December 17th. We will have a short program beginning at 11am, and then we will begin to place the wreaths after. Thanks to all the donations from families, other individuals, and groups, we have enough wreaths to cover every upright headstone.

Wreaths Across America is tomorrow!  Attend the program in the Committal Shelter Plaza Area at 11am.  Wreath laying take...
12/16/2022

Wreaths Across America is tomorrow! Attend the program in the Committal Shelter Plaza Area at 11am. Wreath laying takes place AFTER the program and families will be released first to lay their loved one's wreath...Volunteers are welcome.

Thank you!

THE WREATHS HAVE ARRIVED!!  Wreaths Across America Ceremony is this Saturday, December 17th.  The program will begin at ...
12/15/2022

THE WREATHS HAVE ARRIVED!!
Wreaths Across America Ceremony is this Saturday, December 17th. The program will begin at 11am, then we will place the wreaths, after we allow some time for families (who purchased wreaths) to lay their loved one's grave specific wreaths first. Please remember to dress warm it is going to be cold.
Thanks to the Higginsville staff for getting the 390 boxes unloaded. We have 3,510 wreaths to place Saturday morning. All volunteers are welcome.

Don't forget Saturday, December 17th we will be participating in Wreaths Across America.  The program will begin at 11am...
12/13/2022

Don't forget Saturday, December 17th we will be participating in Wreaths Across America. The program will begin at 11am, and we will place wreaths as soon as it is over. Dress warm!!! Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, December 17th at 11am for Wreaths Across America Day!
12/07/2022

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, December 17th at 11am for Wreaths Across America Day!

The 10 day countdown to National Wreaths Across America Day is on!

The Higginsville Veterans Cemetery would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  Please remember that our office wi...
11/24/2022

The Higginsville Veterans Cemetery would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Please remember that our office will be closed today, November 24th and tomorrow November 25th. As always the cemetery is open everyday of the year from sunrise to sunset and you are welcome to visit anytime.

The Higginsville Missouri Veterans Cemetery is participating in Wreaths Across America on December 17, 2022.  You can pu...
11/18/2022

The Higginsville Missouri Veterans Cemetery is participating in Wreaths Across America on December 17, 2022. You can purchase a wreath at the following link for your loved ones gravesite. https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/16578/Overview/?relatedId=159184

National Wreaths Across America Day is on Saturday, December 17! Find a participating location near you and : buff.ly/1wYtP5z

Missouri Veterans Cemetery - Higginsville would like to thank all of our men and women who have served in the United Sta...
11/11/2022

Missouri Veterans Cemetery - Higginsville would like to thank all of our men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Past, present, and future, today and always we honor you!

09/05/2022

Our offices are closed in observation of the holiday.
Resources are available 24/7 by visiting veteranbenefits.mo.gov/

07/29/2022

❗️❗️❗️ SCAM ALERT❗️❗️❗️
Someone is calling Veterans and their families pretending to be with Missouri Veterans Cemetery-Higginsville and asking set up a time to visit their residence to talk about future burial arrangements. Missouri Veterans Cemeteries WILL NOT make a call like this. If you receive a call like this DO NOT give out any personal information over the phone or allow someone into your home. If you have questions, please contact the cemetery directly at 660-584-4830.

07/29/2022

SCAM ALERT........... The Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville received a phone call today from a concerned family member. That family member stated that someone from the cemetery called and wanted to set up a time to come to their residence to talk about their future burial at the cemetery. The Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville WILL NOT MAKE A CALL like this. Please be aware and DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE, or allow someone to come to your home. Please call the cemetery at 660-584-4830 if you have any questions. Thank you!

We are hiring!
06/17/2022

We are hiring!

We have openings at our cemeteries for our grounds crew.

Laborer at Missouri Veterans Cemetery - Bloomfield https://bit.ly/3O05wiU

Maintenance/Grounds at Missouri Veterans Cemetery - Bloomfield https://bit.ly/3OnVTuo

Maintenance/Grounds at Missouri Veterans Cemetery - Higginsville https://bit.ly/3tImUke

The Annual Memorial Day Program will be on Monday, May 30, 2022 beginning at 1pm.  Please remember to bring your lawn ch...
05/27/2022

The Annual Memorial Day Program will be on Monday, May 30, 2022 beginning at 1pm. Please remember to bring your lawn chair, umbrella (to shade you from the sun), and some water. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

The annual Memorial Day Program will be held on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 1pm in the committal shelter area at the cemetery. Remember to bring your lawn chair, umbrella (to shade yourself from the sun), and water. Looking forward to seeing you!

05/27/2022

The annual Memorial Day Program will be held on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 1pm in the committal shelter area at the cemetery. Remember to bring your lawn chair, umbrella (to shade yourself from the sun), and water. Looking forward to seeing you!

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out this afternoon, in the rain, to help place flags on every gravesite for Mem...
05/26/2022

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out this afternoon, in the rain, to help place flags on every gravesite for Memorial Day. Your kindness is much appreciated!!

The annual Memorial Day Program will be held on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 1pm in the committal shelter area at the cemeter...
05/26/2022

The annual Memorial Day Program will be held on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 1pm in the committal shelter area at the cemetery. Remember to bring your lawn chair, umbrella (to shade yourself from the sun), and water. Looking forward to seeing you!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.  We will be placing flags on all grave sites on Thursday, May 26, 2022 beginning at 3pm.  Please meet...
05/23/2022

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We will be placing flags on all grave sites on Thursday, May 26, 2022 beginning at 3pm. Please meet at the office area, and we will give instructions. THANK YOU!!!

USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Newton, W.)
05/11/2022
USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Newton, W.)

USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Newton, W.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Seaman 1st Class Wilbur F. Newton, 29, of San Leandro, California, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Oct. 12,

The annual Memorial Day Program will be held on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 1pm in the committal shelter area at the cemeter...
05/11/2022

The annual Memorial Day Program will be held on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 1pm in the committal shelter area at the cemetery. Our keynote speaker will be Col. (Ret.) Paul Kirchhoff, Executive Director of the Missouri Veterans Commission. Looking forward to seeing you.

Special THANKS to the 131st Bomb Wing, 509th CPTS, 509th Security Forces, 509th Bomb Wing, 442nd Fighter Wing Maintenanc...
05/07/2022

Special THANKS to the 131st Bomb Wing, 509th CPTS, 509th Security Forces, 509th Bomb Wing, 442nd Fighter Wing Maintenance Group, all from Whiteman Air Force Base, American Legion Riders Post #131, and VFW Post #2513 from Warrensburg, Triad AFJROTC out of K**b Noster, with students from K**b Noster, Warrensburg, Crest Ridge, and LaMonte, and Scout Troop 400 from Warrensburg for coming out to the cemetery today and washing headstone. We appreciate all your hard work helping to make the cemetery look wonderful. Your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed by the families that we serve. THANKS AGAIN!!!

Another beautiful spring day at the Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville! CEMETERY AND FLORAL  REGULATIONS:In order to assi...
04/18/2022

Another beautiful spring day at the Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville!
CEMETERY AND FLORAL REGULATIONS:
In order to assist the cemetery staff in maintaining the cemetery appearance in an appropriate manner, we ask that you review and follow the cemetery regulations. Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding these policies.
Flowers and Flower Containers: Fresh cut flowers may be placed on graves at any time. Flower vases for the display of flowers can be found throughout the cemetery in wooden "vase" boxes located in section "B", "G", and "C". Cemetery personnel will remove and dispose of flowers that have become withered, faded, or otherwise unsightly and during regular maintenance or mowing. The Cemetery is not responsible for lost or damaged containers. The use of glass containers is prohibited.
Artificial Flowers: Artificial flowers are only permitted on graves from October 15 through April 15 and from the Thursday before until Tuesday after Memorial Day. Potted plants will be permitted on graves 3 days before and 3 days after Easter Sunday only.
Christmas Season: Christmas wreaths and floral grave blankets will be permitted from December 1 through January 15.
Unauthorized Decorations: Permanent plantings, statues, pictures, balloons, vigil lights, breakable items of any kind, and similar commemorative items are not permitted on graves, markers or niche covers. Upright metal grave markers (flag holders) are not permitted. Unauthorized items will be removed and disposed of by cemetery personnel.
Memorial Day: Graves will be decorated prior to Memorial Day with small flags by cemetery personnel. These flags will be removed immediately after Memorial Day and are not permitted on graves at any other time. Only one flag per grave is permitted. (See also Artificial Flowers)
Prohibited Activities: Littering, cutting of trees, shrubs, grass, or other plantings. Pets are not allowed in the grave site area. Out of respect for those buried here, recreational activities such as jogging, skating, bicycling, etc. or public gatherings of a partisan nature. Please do not sit on markers.
Visiting Hours: The cemetery is open to the public for visitation from
Sunrise until Sunset daily. The cemetery office is open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

A little early morning fog for a Tuesday at the cemetery.
03/15/2022

A little early morning fog for a Tuesday at the cemetery.

Timeline photos
03/01/2022

Timeline photos

Something to think about....learn to really listen!

02/24/2022

In 1942, while attending college at the University of Illinois, Charles McGee was awaiting the draft board when he learned of a program for African American aircraft mechanics. The program meant McGee would have the opportunity to become a pilot. At that time, because of segregation African Americans were not allowed to work on aircraft unless the pilot was the same color. Once trained, McGee soon found himself serving in the Mediterranean theater in WWII with fellow Tuskegee Airman. He continued his career and served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, flying in over 400 combat missions. McGee earned the rank of Colonel in U.S. Air Force and, in 2007, was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. Col. McGee passed away on Jan. 18, 2022, with his right hand over his heart and a smile on his face. To learn more about this amazing patriot and the astounding work of the Tuskegee Airman visit defense.gov/News/News-Stories/Article/Article/2902500/tuskegee-airman-charles-mcgee-dies-at-102/

02/24/2022

Today, I signed the FY 2022 supplemental budget passed by the Missouri General Assembly earlier this morning. This bill not only gives our dedicated state team members a long overdue pay increase, but also appropriates critical funding to our K-12 schools and child care system. We thank the General Assembly for working to get this critical piece of legislation passed and to my desk.

🔗 https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/governor-parson-signs-fy-2022-supplemental-budget-bill

The cemetery/maintenance staff worked hard during the recent snowstorm to make sure the roads and sidewalks were as safe...
02/18/2022

The cemetery/maintenance staff worked hard during the recent snowstorm to make sure the roads and sidewalks were as safe as possible for the services to honor our Veterans. THANK YOU for all you do!!

02/10/2022

Friday, February 11, 2022 is a State of Missouri Holiday for Lincoln's Birthday. Our office will be closed. We will be back in the office Monday, February 14, 2022. Have a safe weekend.

02/02/2022

Most roadways in Missouri are currently marked as covered by snow. Regardless of accumulation amounts in your specific area — even small amounts of snow can create hazardous driving conditions, and your stopping distance increases significantly on a snow-covered road. Avoid travel unless absolutely necessary. This will give emergency responders and snow plow crews room to do their work to keep Missourians safe during this storm.

Address

20109 Business Highway 13
Higginsville, MO
64037

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Telephone

+16605844830

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Memorial Day public ceremonies have been cancelled at all five Missouri State Veterans Cemeteries due to COVID-19 concerns.

Missouri State Veterans Cemeteries continue to follow CDC and National Cemetery Administration cautionary guidelines on large gatherings of 10 or more individuals.

On Memorial Day, May 25, 2020, Missouri State Veterans Cemetery Directors will render appropriate honors and lower all flags to half-staff to honor all Veterans interred in Missouri State Veterans Cemeteries at all five State Veteran Cemeteries. Missouri State Veterans Cemeteries are located at Bloomfield, Higginsville, Jacksonville, Springfield, and Ft. Leonard Wood. To further honor our Veterans and include citizens who will not be able to attend our ceremonies due to the current emergency, the Missouri Veterans Commission will provide a video honoring our Veterans on its social media platforms in lieu of the traditional in-person ceremony.

Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day was established as a day for Americans to honor those who were killed during the Civil War. It was not until after World War I that Memorial Day was expanded to honor those who have died in all American wars. Memorial Day was declared a national holiday in 1971 and was placed on the last Monday in May.

For more information contact

Jim Nugent

660-295-4237
MVC Cemetery Offices Temporarily Closed to (In-Office) Visits

The Missouri Veterans Cemeteries, following CDC recommendations, will:
• limit attendance to no more than 10 people at committal services,
• the cemetery administration office will not conduct in-house visits,
• staff will provide scheduling and administrative services by telephone, mail, and email only until further notice.

This action is in light of concerns regarding COVID-19, The National Cemetery Administration is strongly urging that all committal services adhere to the CDC guidelines.
MVC Cemetery Offices Temporarily Closed to (In-Office) Visits

The Missouri Veterans Cemeteries, following CDC recommendations, will:
• limit attendance to no more than 10 people at committal services,
• the cemetery administration office will not conduct in-house visits,
• staff will provide scheduling and administrative services by telephone, mail, and email only until further notice.

This action is in light of concerns regarding COVID-19, The National Cemetery Administration is strongly urging that all committal services adhere to the CDC guidelines.
Program begins at 11:00 this morning at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Higginsville. Hope to see you there!
When will the 2018 Memorial Day Service at the Cemetery be?
I'm attempting to pre-plan a little so my wife and dad don't have as much to worry about. I remember registering with Higginsville Veterans Cemetery about 5 years ago but have lost the confirmation paper. Is there something on file with you so that I can give my wife the name of your cemetery and reduce her hassle? Thank you
I have a question, kind sirs......with all the statuary of Confederate soldiers being taken down lately, (this may be a dumb question) what would your reaction be to someone being offended by the lion and demand its' removal for the inscription on it? Has anyone in this area of MO been shocked by what's happening lately? I know I have..........it's part of the history of the United States, and as such, must remain even slightly so fresh in all our minds.
I am so grateful for this lovely, sacred place. My husband, Thomas Robert Windes was laid to rest here in May of 2014. It is a beautiful, peaceful place that I enjoy visiting. My thanks to all those who provide care of the cemetery. It is pristine!
A beautiful resting place. My husband is buried there.
I visited both the Civil War and Military cemeteries a week ago for the first time. Such beautiful resting places for so many soldiers. Thanks to all who do such a wonderful job keeping the grounds in such great condition.
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