Missouri Veterans Cemetery-Higginsville

Missouri Veterans Cemetery-Higginsville From the initial concept of a Veterans cemetery program, one operational philosophy has remained constant; to honor our Veterans for their service and sacrifice.

Operating as usual

Mental Health Resources – Veterans Benefits Portal
09/07/2021
Mental Health Resources – Veterans Benefits Portal

Mental Health Resources – Veterans Benefits Portal

If you or someone you know has a mental illness or needs assistance, there are ways to get help. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please contact the Su***de Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-272-TALK (8255) or dial 911 in case of emergency. 

09/03/2021

PLEASE NOTE: The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville has a new phone number effective today. Our new number is 660-584-4830. Please make note and pass the word!!
We are sorry for the inconvenience!

09/01/2021

PLEASE NOTE: The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville has a new phone number effective today. Our new number is 660-584-4830. Please make note and pass the word!!
We are sorry for the inconvenience!

Timeline Photos
08/31/2021

Timeline Photos

Airmen assigned to the 131st Bomb Wing Missouri Air National Guard
prepare a B-2 Spirit for takeoff at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.

08/30/2021

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of 13 service members who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

They died Aug. 26, 2021, as the result of an enemy attack while supporting non-combatant evacuation operations in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Today, we honor their service and their sacrifice. #TilValhalla

08/25/2021

#weservemo by honoring all Veterans in their final resting place. #TeamMVC

08/24/2021

A native of Kansas City, Kenneth Ray Martin enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1937 and completed the training to become a fighter pilot. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was assigned as commander of the 354th Fighter Group, which deployed to England in the fall of 1943 equipped with the first P-51s in the theatre.

At only 27 years old, Martin became a colonel and was a command pilot who participated in longe-range es**rt missions. His plane collided with a German ME-109 on February 11, 1944, near Frankfurt, Germany. Martin survived the crash but was captured by Germans and spent more than 14 months in captivity. In April 1945, during prisoner transfers, Martin and a bomber pilot were able to escape captivity and make it through enemy lines.

The WWII flying ace retired from the Air Force years later and established his own real estate company in Kansas City. Colonel Martin was 82 years old when he passed away in 1998 and is buried in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City. #neverforget

08/20/2021

On August 10, 1949, President Harry Truman established the #DepartmentofDefense to unify the military under the #SecretaryofDefense. #HappyBirthday to all who serve under the umbrella of the #DoD. We're proud to serve with our fellow services!
#OnThisDay

08/20/2021

Have you stopped by our booth at the #mostatefair? We are located at the Mathewson Exhibition Center and are ready to assist Veterans and their families! Don't forget to snap a photo while you are there and comment below or tag us.

08/18/2021

Have you checked out the database for military medals and insignia found in unclaimed property? Check out treasurer.mo.gov/Military/AllMedals.aspx for more details

VA.gov | Veterans Affairs
08/17/2021
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

08/17/2021

Join us August 17th for our Hiring Event!
Event will be held outside on the East side of our parking lot.
Ample outdoor seating will be available to fill out applications,
conduct on-site interviews, or if time does not allow, you are welcome to return your application by email or fax.
Not able to make it? No problem! Contact Michelle Johnson at 660.429.4690
**We ask all participants to please respect our mask requirement to ensure the safety of our staff & Veterans. Masks will be available for those who do not have one.

Happy Birthday Missouri!
08/10/2021

Happy Birthday Missouri!

Happy Birthday Missouri. 200 never looked so good!

Bicentennial events are happening throughout the state to celebrate Missouri's #StatehoodDay! To find a celebration near you visit missouri2021.org/
#MoBicentennial #moturns200 #MissouriBirthday

08/09/2021
08/05/2021
08/04/2021

Do you know someone who served on active duty with an honorable discharge during Desert Storm or Iraqi Freedom and is a Missouri resident or was a resident when entering or discharging service? Submit them for recognition! Please visit https://www.moguard.ngb.mil/Resources/Veteran-Awards/ for more details.

07/29/2021

Yesterday, July 28, was National Buffalo Soldiers Day. The day commemorates the formation of the first Army regiments comprised of African American Soldiers. Learn more about the Buffalo Soldiers and their place in history at army.mil/article/248832/honoring_national_buffalo_soldiers_day

Timeline Photos
07/29/2021

Timeline Photos

Today marks the 246th anniversary of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps. We are forever grateful for the service of our Army chaplains. Pictured here is Army Chaplain Capt. Marcus conducting Jewish services in an apple orchard in Normandy, France, in 1944.

📸: DVIDS/Spc. Anthony Zendejas.

07/28/2021

National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day is observed on July 27 in memory of those who served during the Korean War era. To read a brief history on the war visit militarybenefits.info/korean-war-veterans-armistice/

07/23/2021

Have you checked on your buddy today?
Veterans Crisis Line - 800-273-8255 #BuddyCheck22

Timeline Photos
07/22/2021

Timeline Photos

This interactive online display allows users to take a journey through the many buildings that have housed the Missouri government over our 200-year history. Our display grants users an interactive experience of discovering the many seats of Missouri governance throughout our history. Freely available on the Missouri Legislative Library website, our display is part of an ongoing project where we work to make the fascinating history of the General Assembly more accessible to a wide audience.

Learn more: https://missouri2021.org/portfolio/the-many-missouri-capitols/

07/22/2021

Are you a Veteran or military service member interested in starting a small business in Missouri? The Missouri Benefits and Resource Portal for Veterans and Military is a one stop shop for information about starting a business in Missouri. Visit veteranbenefits.mo.gov/ to learn more.

BREAKING: Governor Mike Parson just announced Missouri’s Vaccine Incentive Program – MO VIP – which will reward 900 luck...
07/21/2021

BREAKING: Governor Mike Parson just announced Missouri’s Vaccine Incentive Program – MO VIP – which will reward 900 lucky Missourians who have chosen or will choose to be vaccinated. We will draw random winners to win $10k cash or a $10k education savings account depending on your age. Enter to win at http://MOStopsCovid.com/win!

BREAKING: Governor Mike Parson just announced Missouri’s Vaccine Incentive Program – MO VIP – which will reward 900 lucky Missourians who have chosen or will choose to be vaccinated. We will be drawing random winners from throughout the state to win $10,000 cash or a $10,000 education savings account depending on your age. Eligible Missourians only need to enter once to be eligible for all drawings after their entry is received.

Our first drawing will be Aug. 13, 2021, and the promotion period will end on Oct. 20.
- Red Category – Missourians 18+ who receive their first dose after July 21, 2021
- White Category – Missourians 18+ who receive their first dose before July 21, 2021
- Blue Category – Missourians age 12-17 who have received or will receive their first dose

Enter to win at MOStopsCovid.com/win!

07/19/2021

John J Pershing was born in Laclede, MO in 1860. He had an amazing career in the Army and commanded the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) in Europe during World War I. Stories like these would be lost without the Missouri Veterans History Project. If you or a veteran you know would like your story told, visit mvhp.net/

Photos from Missouri Veterans Home - Warrensburg's post
07/19/2021

Photos from Missouri Veterans Home - Warrensburg's post

07/19/2021

MVC is closely monitoring COVID-19 county positivity rates. The safety of our team members and Veterans is our #1 priority. As a reminder, we have procedures in place to help safeguard Veterans and team members. MVC will adjust restrictions, as necessary, based on the county positivity rate. Each facility will notify Veterans and responsible parties of restrictions as they are implemented. Restrictions will be posted to each Home’s page to provide up-to-date information.

07/14/2021

Missouri Veterans Home - Warrensburg is hosting a job fair on July 14. Visit Michelle and her team during the fair or give her a call at 660-429-4690 to see how you can join #TeamMVC

07/09/2021

You can search for burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker. Visit gravelocator.cem.va.gov/

A beautiful Thursday at the Veterans Cemetery!
07/08/2021

A beautiful Thursday at the Veterans Cemetery!

Finally, a dry Tuesday at the cemetery means that the mowers are out in full force.
07/06/2021

Finally, a dry Tuesday at the cemetery means that the mowers are out in full force.

07/05/2021

Happy Independence Day!

Our offices will be closed July 5 in observance of the holiday.

07/01/2021

Today's State Employee at MVH-Mexico is Patrick, Director of Nursing Services. His supervisor states: Patrick serves MVH-Mexico as the Director of Nursing Services. Patrick puts in countless hours of work for the Veterans, Staff, and Facility. He is always willing to step up and has passion for his position. During COVID you could find Patrick working in many capacities and on all shifts. He shows strength in commitment and work ethic.

Patrick likes working at MVH-Mexico because: "My father and both older brothers were in the military. I opted to go the college route, but for the longest time. . . I held reservations for not serving my country as they had done. Working at the VA, and “serving those who have served” has indeed provided a sense of fulfillment as it pertains to serving my Country. "

Address

20109 Business Highway 13
Higginsville, MO
64037

General information

The Missouri Veterans Commission’s (MVC) pages allow MVC to share and discuss information about MVC programs and activities as well as other information that might be of valuable service to Veterans, Active Duty Military, National Guard, Reserves, and their families. We invite anyone with an interest in Veterans issues in Missouri to share information, ask advice or questions, and leave feedback, comments, and opinions. Keep in mind that comments and opinions posted by visitors are the thoughts of the Facebook community and not MVC. These visitor comments and expressions do not in any way reflect the views of MVC or our staff and the fact that someone has posted information to our wall does not mean that we have evaluated it or that we endorse or recommend it. We ask that you follow our posting guidelines to ensure this site becomes a place where everyone feels welcome. MVC shall not be held responsible for inappropriate content submitted by other Facebook users. MVC will remove comments that contain the following: • Graphic, obscene, explicit, or racial comments or suggestions • Comments that are threatening, abusive, hateful, or intended to defame anyone or any organization • Solicitations or advertisements, including the promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial, or non-governmental agency • Comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity • Comments that are not directly related to Veterans or military topics • Comments promoting or opposing any person campaigning for election to a political office or promoting or opposing any ballot proposition. • Comments that promote or advertise a business or commercial transaction • Comments that include personal identifying information specific to a pending VA claim or current or former MVC employee grievance – such issues should be submitted through proper channels. As a service, MVC may include links to other websites, but this does not indicate an endorsement of those sites or indicate responsibility for the content of those sites. Links posted by visitors to noncommercial sites relevant to Veterans and military are welcome, but do not constitute official endorsement on behalf of MVC or the State of Missouri. Communications made through social media will in no way constitute a legal or official notice or comment to MVC or any official or employee of MVC for any purpose.

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

+16605844830

Products

1) Burial space.
2) Opening and closing of the grave.
3) Concrete grave liner.
4) Upright granite headstone.
5) Perpetual care.
6) Full military honors for the veteran.
7) Those who choose cremation have the option of in-ground burial or interment within the columbarium wall.

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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.