Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery

Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery VLB Texas State Veterans Cemeteries are special resting places, close to home, where friends, family and fellow Texans can honor Texas Veterans.

The Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery initial phase of development contains 31 acres, and 6,190 gravesites. The cemetery will be expanded as needed and will eventually be capable of providing a final resting place for more than 25,000 Veterans and family members.

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VLB Chairman George P. Bush announced a $1.52 million U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs grant for our Rio Grande Valle...
09/21/2020
Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery Awarded $1.5 Million Grant - Texas Border Business

VLB Chairman George P. Bush announced a $1.52 million U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs grant for our Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission. The grant will fund the construction of 1,400 columbarium niches, a memorial wall, signage, irrigation, landscaping and supporting infrastructure. It is truly an honor and privilege to watch over our Veterans as they rest. Learn more below⤵️

Today, Texas Land Commissioner and Chairman of the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB), George P. Bush, announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a grant of $1,520,470 to the Veterans Land Board for expansion and improvements to the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in M...

08/17/2020
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We are proud to partner with City of Mission, TX - Government to ensure our Veterans at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery receive the honor and respect they have earned and deserve. Thanks so much to KRGV for always supporting #TexasVeterans.

We are proud to partner with City of Mission, TX - Government to ensure our Veterans at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery receive the honor and respect they have earned and deserve. Thanks so much to KRGV for always supporting #TexasVeterans.

Due to heavy ground saturation from recent rains, the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in #Mission is closed to...
07/27/2020

Due to heavy ground saturation from recent rains, the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in #Mission is closed today. We'll post more as updates become available. Be safe out there friends⛈️

Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in the Texas VLB Virtual #MemorialDay Ceremony yesterday and to those ...
05/26/2020

Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in the Texas VLB Virtual #MemorialDay Ceremony yesterday and to those who were able to visit our four Texas State Veterans Cemeteries as mentioned during the ceremony. Learn more about the cemeteries here➡️ https://vlb.texas.gov/cemeteries/index.html

Thanks to everyone who was able to participate in the Texas VLB Virtual #MemorialDay Ceremony yesterday and to those who were able to visit our four Texas State Veterans Cemeteries as mentioned during the ceremony. Learn more about the cemeteries here➡️ https://vlb.texas.gov/cemeteries/index.html

Join us for a virtual Memorial Day event Monday, May 25 at 10 a.m. in remembrance of the brave men and women who made th...
05/18/2020

Join us for a virtual Memorial Day event Monday, May 25 at 10 a.m. in remembrance of the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our country. Keynote speaker for VLB ceremony is retired four-star US Navy Adm. William McRaven with remarks by Chairman George P. Bush. More details➡️ https://vlb.texas.gov/events/2020/05/live-virtual-memorial-day-ceremony.html

The outpouring of love and support for MIA/KIA U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran PFC Joel Corona at today's Memorial and Final S...
03/12/2020

The outpouring of love and support for MIA/KIA U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran PFC Joel Corona at today's Memorial and Final Salute at the RGV State Veterans Cemetery is a reminder that Texans do NOT leave Veterans behind. Thank you so much to everyone who came out in the Mission community🇺🇸

Today is truly a day filled with honor and pride at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Misson as we hold a...
03/12/2020

Today is truly a day filled with honor and pride at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Misson as we hold a Memorial and Final Salute for MIA/KIA U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran PFC Joel Corona. We do NOT leave Texas Veterans behind🇺🇸

The largest traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will arrive in Mission on Wed., March 11 and remain set up through Sun., Mar...
03/06/2020

The largest traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will arrive in Mission on Wed., March 11 and remain set up through Sun., March 15. If you are in the Mission area, please stop by the Mission Event Center, 200 N Shary Rd, Mission, TX, 78572, to honor the brave service members we lost during the Vietnam War. We will #NeverForget. More details➡️ https://www.americanveteranstravelingtribute.com/schedule

The largest traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will arrive in Mission on Wed., March 11 and remain set up through Sun., March 15. If you are in the Mission area, please stop by the Mission Event Center, 200 N Shary Rd, Mission, TX, 78572, to honor the brave service members we lost during the Vietnam War. We will #NeverForget. More details➡️ https://www.americanveteranstravelingtribute.com/schedule

02/18/2020
Unaccompanied Veteran Burial: George Dorset

Many thanks to our friends at KVEO for helping us ensure Unaccompanied U.S. Navy Veteran George Dorset was not buried alone at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission. Because of you and the RGV community, Mr. Dorset was NOT left behind🇺🇸

We are currently experiencing intermittent power outages at the cemetery. The gates are OPEN and visitors are welcome; h...
12/04/2019

We are currently experiencing intermittent power outages at the cemetery. The gates are OPEN and visitors are welcome; however, our office may be closed and the phone lines may be down. Thank you for your understanding.

10/25/2019
Unaccompanied Veteran Burial

Thank you so much KFXV - Fox News South Texas for coming out to help us honor the life and service of Unaccompanied U.S. Army Veteran Edward Applegate at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery. We always appreciate your support for #TexasVeterans.

We are VERY excited to announce that the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery is set to receive a $1.5 million U.S....
10/23/2019
$1.5 million grant announced for RGV Texas State Veterans Cemetery - The Monitor

We are VERY excited to announce that the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery is set to receive a $1.5 million U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs grant to fund expansion and improvements at the cemetery, including four new columbarium walls and a Memorial Wall. We're honored to watch over and care for our #TexasVeterans as they rest. #NeverForget 🇺🇸

The Texas General Land Office announced on Tuesday that the Department of Veterans Affairs’ plans to award $1.5 million in additional grant funding to be utilized for expansion improvements to the Rio Grande Valley Texas State Veterans Cemetery. “As Chairman of the Texas Veterans Land Board, I a...

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05/27/2019

Texas VLB

‪On this #MemorialDay, we pause to reflect and honor those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to our nation. They will always be remembered and loved. #NeverForget 🇺🇸‬

Please help us honor the life and service of Unaccompanied U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Apolonio Leyva on Friday, 5/24 at 9...
05/23/2019

Please help us honor the life and service of Unaccompanied U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Apolonio Leyva on Friday, 5/24 at 9 a.m. at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery. We do NOT leave #TexasVeterans behind🇺🇸

Our heart is filled with gratitude today for all the amazing supporters who came out to the Rio Grande Valley State Vete...
05/16/2019

Our heart is filled with gratitude today for all the amazing supporters who came out to the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission to ensure that WWII US Army Air Forces Veteran PFC David Tarbell was not laid to rest alone. Thank you so much to Sonia Mayhugh Garcia for sharing these nice photos.

We do NOT leave Veterans behind❤️🇺🇸

UNACCOMPANIED VETERAN BURIAL TOMORROW: U.S. Army Veteran SPC James Sabatke has no next-of-kin are able to attend. Please...
03/14/2019

UNACCOMPANIED VETERAN BURIAL TOMORROW: U.S. Army Veteran SPC James Sabatke has no next-of-kin are able to attend. Please help us honor his life and service on FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission. Together we will ensure that NO Veterans are left behind🇺🇸

We are grateful beyond words to the wonderful Rio Grande Valley community for coming out this week to honor unaccompanie...
03/14/2019

We are grateful beyond words to the wonderful Rio Grande Valley community for coming out this week to honor unaccompanied U.S. Navy Veteran Ralph Ardith Fowler. It is an honor and privilege to provide these services. We could not do it without the love and support of so many. Together we do NOT leave Texas Veterans behind🇺🇸

03/11/2019
Texas VLB

In honor of our 100th Unaccompanied Veteran Burial tomorrow at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, a special display is set up in the Texas State Capitol Ground Floor Rotunda until 5 pm today. Stop by to honor those who have sacrificed so much for our nation. We do NOT leave Texas Veterans behind🇺🇸

In honor of our 100th Unaccompanied Veteran Burial tomorrow at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, a special display is set up in the Texas State Capitol Ground Floor Rotunda until 5 pm today. Stop by to honor those who have sacrificed so much for our nation. We do NOT leave Texas Veterans behind🇺🇸

We have the distinct honor to provide a full military burial for unaccompanied U.S. Navy Veteran AN Ralph Ardith Fowler ...
03/09/2019

We have the distinct honor to provide a full military burial for unaccompanied U.S. Navy Veteran AN Ralph Ardith Fowler on TUESDAY, 3/12/19 at 2 p.m. at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery. Please plan to attend if you can. We do NOT leave Texas Veterans behind🇺🇸

03/08/2019
Texas VLB

VLB Chairman George P. Bush talks with FOX 7 Austin about the Unaccompanied Veterans Burial Program. Since 2015, the Texas VLB and Texas General Land Office have ensured that 99 unaccompanied Texas Veterans were buried with full military honors. We do NOT leave Veterans behind🇺🇸

VLB Chairman George P. Bush talks with FOX 7 Austin about the Unaccompanied Veterans Burial Program. Since 2015, the Texas VLB and Texas General Land Office have ensured that 99 unaccompanied Texas Veterans were buried with full military honors. We do NOT leave Veterans behind🇺🇸

01/28/2019
Texas General Land Office

Texas General Land Office

Hundreds of Texans gathering to honor unaccompanied United States Air Force Veteran Joseph Walker. 🇺🇸

One of the last Navajo Code Talkers Alfred K. Newman has died at the age of 94. Mr. Newman, a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran,...
01/16/2019
Navajo Code Talker Alfred K. Newman, among the last of the World War II heroes, has died

One of the last Navajo Code Talkers Alfred K. Newman has died at the age of 94. Mr. Newman, a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, was among 400 Navajos who helped defeat the Japanese during World War II by developing an unbreakable code for military transmissions. We are forever grateful for Mr. Newman's service to our nation.

Alfred K. Newman was among 400 Navajos who helped defeat the Japanese during World War II by developing an unbreakable code using the Dine language.

Many thanks to the honor roll students from Sharyland ISD's Bentsen Elementary School for helping us retrieve all the ho...
01/15/2019

Many thanks to the honor roll students from Sharyland ISD's Bentsen Elementary School for helping us retrieve all the holiday wreaths at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery. You all are wonderful and we are so grateful for your help and support!

Volunteers Needed: The Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery is looking for volunteers to help with holiday wreath r...
01/14/2019
2019 Wreath Retrievals at Texas State Veterans Cemeteries

Volunteers Needed: The Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery is looking for volunteers to help with holiday wreath removal on Tuesday, January 15 at 10 a.m. We'd love to have you if you can help! Details in the blog post below⤵️

Wreath Retrievals

It is with great sorrow and a very heavy heart to share that 112 year old WWII Veteran Richard Overton has passed away. ...
12/28/2018
Remembering Richard Overton, Austin man and America’s oldest World War II vet

It is with great sorrow and a very heavy heart to share that 112 year old WWII Veteran Richard Overton has passed away. Mr. Overton was known and loved by so many, including his friends at Texas VLB, and his warm smile and kind heart will be sorely missed. Rest easy sir 💔

Richard Overton, a beloved Austinite and the country's oldest living World War II veteran, passed away at 112-years-old.

Thank you so much to everyone who came out this morning to help us lay to rest United States Air Force Veteran TSGT Lee ...
12/19/2018

Thank you so much to everyone who came out this morning to help us lay to rest United States Air Force Veteran TSGT Lee Elliot Doan. We are humbled and overwhelmed with the love and support of this amazing community. We do NOT leave Veterans behind.

A special thanks to Sonia Mayhugh Garcia for this wonderful photo.

About 8,000 volunteers showed up this year to help us lay wreaths at the four Texas State Veterans Cemeteries. We are al...
12/19/2018
2018 Wreath Laying Ceremonies at Texas State Veterans Cemeteries

About 8,000 volunteers showed up this year to help us lay wreaths at the four Texas State Veterans Cemeteries. We are always so incredibly grateful and humbled by the support our Veterans and their families receive by the great people of Texas. THANK YOU 🎄❤️

Every year all four Texas State Veterans Cemeteries hold their annual holiday wreath laying ceremonies to honor our military heroes.

We have the distinct honor to provide a full military burial for unaccompanied United States Air Force Veteran TSGT Lee ...
12/18/2018

We have the distinct honor to provide a full military burial for unaccompanied United States Air Force Veteran TSGT Lee Elliot Doan on WEDNESDAY, December 19th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery. If you have the opportunity, please come out and attend. We do NOT leave Veterans behind 🇺🇸

12/13/2018
Texas VLB

Texas VLB Chairman George P. Bush and all of us at the Texas Veterans Land Board would like to wish The National Guard a very HAPPY 382nd Birthday. Thank you for serving the U.S. in times of war and national emergencies and for keeping us safe and free 🇺🇸

Texas VLB Chairman George P. Bush and all of us at the Texas Veterans Land Board would like to wish The National Guard a very HAPPY 382nd Birthday. Thank you for serving the U.S. in times of war and national emergencies and for keeping us safe and free 🇺🇸

One of our highest honors at the Texas Veterans Land Board is ensuring that our Veterans with no next-of-kin are always ...
11/27/2018
‘Final respects’ - Community gathers for burial of unaccompanied veteran

One of our highest honors at the Texas Veterans Land Board is ensuring that our Veterans with no next-of-kin are always given a proper burial with full military honors. Many thanks to Progress Times for covering the recent Unaccompanied Burial at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery. We do NOT leave Veterans behind!

Even though his family could not be found, nearly 100 people showed up to ensure he would not be alone at his funeral. Private First Class Ronald Barker was buried on Monday, Nov. 19 at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission. As...

Happy Thanksgiving to our Texas Veterans and our brothers and sisters serving all over the world. We are most thankful f...
11/22/2018

Happy Thanksgiving to our Texas Veterans and our brothers and sisters serving all over the world. We are most thankful for all you do and for being able to continue serving you and your families. Be safe out there ❤️🍁🦃

Happy Thanksgiving to our Texas Veterans and our brothers and sisters serving all over the world. We are most thankful for all you do and for being able to continue serving you and your families. Be safe out there ❤️🍁🦃

We have the distinct honor to provide a full military burial for unaccompanied U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Private First C...
11/15/2018

We have the distinct honor to provide a full military burial for unaccompanied U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Private First Class Ronald Barker on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery. If you have the opportunity, please come out and attend. We do NOT leave Veterans behind 🇺🇸

Address

2520 S Inspiration Rd
Mission, TX
78572-6997

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 18:00
Saturday 08:00 - 18:00
Sunday 08:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(956) 583-7227

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