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Near Lemay in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Flat Gravesite Markers

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, December 28, 2020
1. Flat Gravesite Markers Marker
Inscription.  In 1982, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery adopted the use of flat granite markers to mark the gravesites of veterans, service members and family members. Jefferson Barracks became one of 78 VA National Cemeteries to provide a combination of flat markers and upright headstones. In 1987, pursuant to public law 99-576, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery resumed the use of upright headstones in new burial sections while continuing to place flat markers in sections that were designated for their use (sections BB, LL, MM, NN, W, X and Y). Nine VA National Cemeteries use flat markers exclusively for gravesites and memorialization in their burial sections.

"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan"
President Abraham Lincoln
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitary. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
 
Location. 38° 30.003′ N, 90° 17.848′ W. Marker is near Lemay, Missouri, in St. Louis County
Flat Gravesite Markers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, December 28, 2020
2. Flat Gravesite Markers Marker
. Marker is on Omar Bradley Drive, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located near the west end of Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Louis MO 63125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 82nd Airborne Infantry Division US Army (approx. 0.3 miles away); Combat Wounded Veterans (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Third Infantry Division - U.S. Army (approx. 0.6 miles away); Destroyer Escort and A.P.D. Sailors (approx. 0.6 miles away); All Sea Service Women (approx. 0.7 miles away); 4th Marine Division (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named 4th Marine Division (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lemay.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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