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The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Fort Leonard Wood is the result of a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Missouri Veterans Commission. The ground breaking ceremony was held on November7, 2008 and the cemetery was formally dedicated on September 13, 2010. The Cemetery Property was donated by the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood and is situated on 229 beautiful acres. Currently the cemetery consists of 25 developed acres in phase 1 with space estimated to last 25 to 30 years. The Cemetery also contains an attractive columbarium wall for the placement of cremains. The cemetery facilities include a committal shelter, administrative and maintenance area, a fountain and paved walkways with benches for rest and meditation.