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Navajo Nation "I Am Not Invisible" project New Mexico
11/20/2021

Navajo Nation "I Am Not Invisible" project New Mexico

There are roughly two million women veterans, making up ten percent of the veteran population and growing. The I Am Not Invisible (IANI) photography project, developed in Oregon, aims to increase awareness and dialogue about women veterans, and open viewers’ eyes to the myriad contributions, needs, and experiences of women who have served in the military. In support of Women’s History Month 2021, this virtual IANI exhibit celebrates and honors women Veterans near the Navajo Nations Capital in New Mexico

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Department of Veterans Affairs Photographer Gene Russell

Photos from Carry The Load's post
11/13/2021

Photos from Carry The Load's post

11/12/2021

To our men and women in uniform, past and present — thank you. America must never forget your sacrifices.

11/12/2021

To all who have served, we thank you for your courage, your strength, and your sacrifices. Happy Veterans Day.

On #VeteransDay we recognize all the brave men and women who have served throughout our history, protecting our country ...
11/11/2021

On #VeteransDay we recognize all the brave men and women who have served throughout our history, protecting our country and our freedom! Houston National Cemetery is proud to serve Veterans and provide them with dignified final resting places worthy of their service to our country. Beautiful, tranquil Houston National Cemetery is the type of national shrine our Veterans deserve as a final resting place.

Thank you to all of our nation’s Veterans! Happy #VeteransDay!

A Proclamation on Veterans Day, 2021 | The White House
11/11/2021
A Proclamation on Veterans Day, 2021 | The White House

A Proclamation on Veterans Day, 2021 | The White House

For generations, millions of Americans have answered the call to serve -- taking the sacred oath to defend and preserve our Nation's ideals of liberty and

11/11/2021
It's National Donut day.  What do donuts have to do with the military you ask?  Check out the link below and find out ho...
06/04/2021
The Donut Dollies Brought Coffee & Donuts to the Front Lines from World War II to Vietnam

It's National Donut day. What do donuts have to do with the military you ask? Check out the link below and find out how the Donut Dollies brought coffee and Donuts to the front lines from World War I to Vietnam! #DonutDollies #NationalDonutDay

Inspired by the Salvation Army's Donut Lassies who contributed morale services during World War I, National Donut Day was established in 1938. The American Red Cross (ARC) has kept the tradition alive through the Vietnam War with the Donut Dollies.

Did you know that Houston National Cemetery has a support council?  The National Cemetery Council of Greater Houston, In...
06/02/2021

Did you know that Houston National Cemetery has a support council?

The National Cemetery Council of Greater Houston, Inc. invites all eligible organizations to join our corporation.

The specific objectives and purposes of this corporation shall be to assist the staff of the Houston National Cemetery to promote or ensure the
continued observance of Memorial Day and other such days deemed necessary to honor a veteran or other eligible persons of the United States; and, to promote a united and constructive interest of all veterans' organizations in the observance of patriotic holidays with such ceremonies as may be appropriate. Please contact the cemetery at (2181)447-8686 or email the council at: [email protected] for more information!

On Friday in honor of Memorial Day, Harris County Sheriff's Office visited the Cemetery to place American flags on the g...
06/01/2021

On Friday in honor of Memorial Day, Harris County Sheriff's Office visited the Cemetery to place American flags on the graves of past service members and to pay our respects to their fallen heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

On Memorial Day and all year long we must celebrate our country’s true heroes who have fought and sacrificed for our liberty and freedom. We owe them an enduring debt of gratitude.

A small but reverent wreath-laying ceremony took place at Houston National Cemetery in commemoration of Memorial Day 202...
06/01/2021

A small but reverent wreath-laying ceremony took place at Houston National Cemetery in commemoration of Memorial Day 2021. City of Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner, and representatives from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee & Senator Ted Cruz' offices offered comments honoring the lives of the Veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Mayor Turner and Houston National Cemetery Representative Dwight Ben, a Retiree of the U.S. Navy, placed the memorial wreath to honor the brave men and women who have given their lives in service to our nation. The solemn wreath-laying ceremony was accompanied by Taps and a rifle salute and followed by a moment of silence. Many thanks to the Houston National Cemetery Council for the planning and ex*****on of such a beautiful event under the circumstances. We look forward to having our traditional public ceremony next year.

In commemoration of Memorial Day 2021 Houston National Cemetery’s gravesite flag placement took place on Sunday, May 30,...
05/31/2021

In commemoration of Memorial Day 2021 Houston National Cemetery’s gravesite flag placement took place on Sunday, May 30, 2021 and was accomplished by various Veterans Service Organizations, Scout Units, families and volunteers from the community. In spite of the rainy day there was a strong turnout to place flags at every gravesite throughout the cemetery to honor our Veterans for their service and sacrifice. Gravesite flags will remain in place until June 5, 2021, please call the cemetery for information on volunteering for the pick-up efforts.

During this long holiday, if you have a loved one interred in a Houston National Cemetery or any other VA National Cemet...
05/31/2021
Veterans Legacy Memorial | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

During this long holiday, if you have a loved one interred in a Houston National Cemetery or any other VA National Cemetery, take a moment to post a message on their profile on the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM). This website was created to memorize our Veterans and share stories/pictures of your loved ones. Let us know if you did post something, and please spread the word. #MemorialDay2021 https://www.vlm.cem.va.gov/

VLM is an online memorial space created and managed by the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) to honor our Nation's Veterans.

05/31/2021
This morning...In awe of the beauty found here.
12/10/2020

This morning...In awe of the beauty found here.

12/07/2020

Today, we remember the heroes who lost their lives during the #PearlHarbor attack in 1941 and the survivors whose lives were forever changed by the events on that day. #HonorThem #PearlHarbor79

Photos from Houston National Cemetery's post
12/02/2020

Photos from Houston National Cemetery's post

Wreaths Across America Update
10/19/2020

Wreaths Across America Update

𝗪𝗲 𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝗟𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝘀! ❤

With help from WAA National, the Houston National Cemetery, and some great advice from some of the other Texas National Cemeteries, our board was finally able to work out a safe event that can still fulfill our goal to Remember, Honor and Teach as our community comes through and lays their wreaths. The community can still pay their respects and uphold the family traditions that have been set around Wreath Day.

➡️ Here is how Wreath Day in Houston looks for 2020:

• 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟭𝟴𝘁𝗵 - Special Request Day - From 10:00am-2:00pm any of our donors with special request wreaths are invited to come lay their wreath. If you have ordered a special request wreath before the December 1st deadline, please come to the WAA Information tent at the Hemicycle in the middle of the cemetery. We will hand you your wreath so you can lay it on Friday.

After 2:00pm our volunteers will lay the remaining special request wreaths so we are sure they all get done.


• 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟭𝟵𝘁𝗵 - Drive-Thru Wreath Laying - we will have our wreath laying this year as a Drive Thru event. You can pull through the front gate starting at 8:00am and we will have socially distanced volunteers hand a wreath for each person in the car. You will also be handed a cemetery map and instructions for the day. After you get your wreaths, you can proceed to any section in the cemetery and place it where ever you choose. With 50 sections and 15 columbariums it will be easy for everyone to remain socially distanced. After you place the wreath, you are encouraged to read some of the other veteran names out loud in that section and view the cemetery a bit as you pay your respects. When you are done, simply exit the cemetery through the back gate. You will see the directional Exit signs. This will continue from 8:00am until the wreaths are gone.

• 𝗖𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘆 - Due to social distancing, we will not be having any ceremony this year. However, we will honor our branches with the 7 ceremonial wreaths in the cemetery.

• 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗲 - with the addition of laying wreaths, we will not be able to hold the patriotic parade through the cemetery.

• 𝗢𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 -
Masks - if you are not in your car, you must have a mask on in the cemetery.
Social Distancing - help us keep everyone safe and remain socially distanced at the cemetery. We all need to be aware of our surroundings and be respectful of the rest of our visitors at the cemetery.
PPE - there will be signage at the front of the cemetery reminding everyone about PPE. But if there is a need, we will have additional PPE at the Hemicycle with gloves, masks, and sanitizer for any that forgot it.


If you have questions please don’t hesitate to call or email:

Phone – 281-540-9444

Email – [email protected]

Photos from National Cemetery Administration (NCA) U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs's post
10/12/2020

Photos from National Cemetery Administration (NCA) U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs's post

09/18/2020

Today, we remember and honor those Americans who were prisoners of war and those who served and never returned home.🇱🇷🙏🏴 #POWMIARecognitionDay #HonorThem

Operation Overlord was launched over 76 years ago on June 6, 1944. Commonly known as D-Day -- a military term for the fi...
06/06/2020

Operation Overlord was launched over 76 years ago on June 6, 1944. Commonly known as D-Day -- a military term for the first day of a combat operation -- it was the largest seaborne invasion in history and it kick-started the Battle of Normandy, which successfully opened a second, Western front in Nazi-occupied Europe. - Jacopo Prisco, CNN #Dday #OperationOverlord #NoVeteranEverDies #WeRemember

Join patriotic citizens from around the country to honor the service & sacrifice of our nation's fallen heroes online at...
05/26/2020
Veterans Legacy Memorial | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Join patriotic citizens from around the country to honor the service & sacrifice of our nation's fallen heroes online at https://www.vlm.cem.va.gov/ and leave a written Tribute to any one of the nearly 4 million Veterans interred in VA national cemetreis. All 142 National Cemeteries remain open for visitors from dawn to dusk. Please keep social distance. #MemorialDay2020 #NoVeteranEverDies #HoustonNationalCemetery

Pay tribute to American Veterans. View, search, share, and interact with a veteran memorial page. Find veteran grave location easily and perform compound searches on historical veterans.

Memorial Day is a special time for Americans to reflect on the contributions of those Americans who made the ultimate sa...
05/26/2020

Memorial Day is a special time for Americans to reflect on the contributions of those Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for us. Because of the courage of these Veterans, we enjoy the opportunities and freedoms that we do today. Join Houston National Cemetery in honoring them. #MemorialDay2020 #CarryTheLoad #NoVeteranEverDies #HoustonNationalCemetery #MemorialDay

Memorial Day is a special time for Americans to reflect on the contributions of those Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for us. Because of the courage of these Veterans, we enjoy the opportunities and freedoms that we do today. Join Houston National Cemetery in honoring them. #MemorialDay2020 #CarryTheLoad #NoVeteranEverDies #HoustonNationalCemetery #MemorialDay

05/25/2020
2020 Memorial Day at Houston National Cemetery

https://youtu.be/0AFqK71kXDA

Today we honor the legacy of all Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. VA's VANatCemeteries remain open despite #COVID-19. We honor Veterans this #MemorialDay2020 #NoVeteranEverDies #HoustonNationalCemetery

No Veteran Ever Dies Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. m...

Memorial Day is a special time for Americans to reflect on the contributions of those Americans who made the ultimate sa...
05/25/2020

Memorial Day is a special time for Americans to reflect on the contributions of those Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for us. Because of the courage of these Veterans, we enjoy the opportunities and freedoms that we do today. Join Houston National Cemetery in honoring them. #MemorialDay2020 #CarryTheLoad #NoVeteranEverDies #HoustonNationalCemetery #MemorialDay

Memorial Day is a special time for Americans to reflect on the contributions of those Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for us. Because of the courage of these Veterans, we enjoy the opportunities and freedoms that we do today. Join Houston National Cemetery in honoring them. #MemorialDay2020 #CarryTheLoad #NoVeteranEverDies #HoustonNationalCemetery #MemorialDay

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05/25/2020

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Thank you to our heroes!! "This will remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave." -- Elmer Davis...
05/17/2020

Thank you to our heroes!! "This will remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave." -- Elmer Davis

#ThankYou #BeTheForce

Please see the news release below regarding the Houston National Cemetery Memorial Day Program.
05/14/2020

Please see the news release below regarding the Houston National Cemetery Memorial Day Program.

It goes without saying that we are in unprecedented times. With the health and safety concerns brought about by the COVI...
04/22/2020
Roll of Honor - VAntage Point

It goes without saying that we are in unprecedented times. With the health and safety concerns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Houston National Cemetery has adjusted operations in ways we never expected; such as temporarily discontinuing committal services while continuing to provide interments. In these challenging times we are launching a new web page, updated daily, which provides the names of those Veterans interred in all national cemeteries from the previous day. We invite you visit this page and take a moment to honor these Veterans: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/roll-of-honor/

VA’s National Cemetery Administration (NCA) continues to honor Veterans during these challenging times. Due to the current public health crisis, Veterans are being interred without the customary committal services and funeral honors. While we will work with families to schedule committal services ...

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Save the date. October 23rd!
I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me. Lee Greenwood
Is the Memorial Day Event on for this year? If so, when and what time? Thank you so much.
Is there a schedule of the when the bells do the America the Beautiful?
I read with horror the story attached to this comment, especially since it occurred on Mothers Day! Even worse than the event was the fact that a commentator at the end of the article calling himself "PrezTrump45" (rather speciously, I suspect) stated he didn't see the problem - there are no laws against driving over graves!! I have searched the VA National Cemetery site and also the Houston National Cemetery site and can find nothing regarding staying on the roads! Seems obvious to me, but some people need to read it to believe it! Anyway, I hope the individual in the video has been contacted and scheduled for some sort of "education" and punishment (in the event of damage to headstones or the lawn).
Has that stupid idiot that was driving over the graves to find a place to park to see the flyover, been found? ☹️
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