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Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

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Phone  +1 815-423-9958
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Address  20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421, USA
Burials  Theodore Hyatt, Carmen Lozano Dumler, John H. Geiger

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The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery covers 982 acres (397 ha) in Elwood, Illinois. It is located approximately 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Chicago, Illinois. When fully completed, it will provide 400,000 burial spaces.


The cemetery was dedicated in 1999 by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration. It was the 117th national cemetery dedicated under the administration. The cemetery is on the grounds of the former Joliet Army Ammunition Plant site, which was formerly known as the Joliet Arsenal.

The cemetery is named after President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States and founder of the National Cemetery system and who is buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

In 2015 the first American federally approved monument honoring LGBT veterans was dedicated at the cemetery.

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Notable burials

  • Stephen Gabriel Paluch (1932–2015), pioneer in winning the Cold War silently with no deaths.
  • Johnny Carter (1934–2009), jazz vocalist(citation needed for distinguishable Military Service)
  • Theodore Hyatt (1830–1900), recipient of the Medal of Honor for action in the Siege of Vicksburg
  • George E. Sangmeister (1931–2007), US Representative (citation needed for distinguishable Military Service)
  • Joseph DeRosa (1932-2016), Pioneer in establishing corporate employee assistance programs (confidential advice and help with personal and family problems)
  • References

    Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Wikipedia

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