Western New York National Cemetery

January 9, 2019

 

The Western New York National Cemetery is a new United States National Cemetery located in the Town of Pembroke in Genesee County, approximately 30 miles (48 km) east of Buffalo and 45 miles (72 km) west of Rochester in New York. The cemetery's street address is in Corfu but the property is actually located in the town of Pembroke. It encompasses 132 acres (53 ha) and is the seventh National Cemetery operated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in the New York. It is expected to have room for the burial of over 96,000 veterans and be open for 70 years. The cemetery is located near exit 48A of the New York State Thruway.[1]

 

Cemetery drawings depict a site featuring a walled front entrance, administration building, maintenance building, memorial walkway, committal shelters, columbarium (a building with niches for funeral urns to be stored), public information center and restrooms.

 

Roads, landscaping, irrigation and utilities are also part of the planning.

 

 

 

 

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