GVMC-Milledgeville

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, except on state holidays

Interment Hours: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

Visitation Hours: 8 a.m.-dusk, daily

The Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Milledgeville is located approximately 5 miles south of downtown Milledgeville along Georgia Highway 112. This cemetery, established in 2001 on 142 acres GDVS received from the Georgia Forestry Commission, includes an administration/visitor center with a state-of-the-art information booth, a committal chapel, a carillon, and 12 columbarium shelters for cremations.

Cemetery grounds also include a six-acre lake and a three-acre, multi-tier walled ceremonial area available for use by veterans organizations on remembrance days, such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

The cemetery will eventually be the final resting place for more than 100,000 eligible veterans, their spouses, and eligible dependents.

As of December 1, 2017, there were 3,195 veterans, spouses, and dependents buried at the GVMC. The burials are composed of 2,309 casketed burials, 575 cremations in the columbarium, 383 inground cremations, and 28 memorial markers.

In July 2017, work began on the Phase III expansion of the cemetery. It will develop 15 acres and add space for 1,520 pre-placed crypts and 320 columbarium niches.

Flags were placed on all burial sites and at the front entrance of the cemetery in recognition of Memorial Day. The Knights of Columbus, Patriot Guard, and members of the 48th Infantry Brigade conducted a ceremony attended by approximately 500 people.

Flags were placed on all burial sites in the cemetery in recognition of Veterans Day.

On December 16, 2017, the cemetery hosted its annual Wreaths Across America ceremony honoring our past and present military. Seven wreaths, provided by the Worchester Wreath Company, were presented honoring each branch of our Armed Forces, Merchant Marines, and POWs/MIAs. The ceremony included members of the the Patriot Guard Riders, Honor Guards from the Georgia Military College Prep School, and Civil Air Patrol Augusta Composite Squadron GA-069 and music by Stacey Blanton. Volunteers placed wreaths on graves following the ceremony.

The cemetery has many visitors each year. Some are visiting grave sites, some are seeking information about the cemetery and burial requirements, and many have just heard about the cemetery and want to see the grounds. Cemetery staff members remain active in the local community by meeting frequently with business groups, veterans organizations, and church groups.