The Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery was dedicated and opened for burials on May 12, 2000. The cemetery is situated on a 638.5-acre parcel of land that overlooks picturesque Mountain Creek Lake. The gently rolling hills provide a pastoral setting for visitors as they proceed along the central boulevard to the small lake adjacent to the assembly area and committal shelters.
There are instances when you should contact the National Cemetery directly such as:
- Scheduling an Active Duty interment
- Cancelling or rescheduling an interment
- Changing information originally supplied to the scheduling center
- Request for disinterment and/or relocation to another national cemetery
Special events: Memorial Day Ceremony (May), Veterans Day Ceremony (November) and Wreaths Across America (December). Please contact the office for dates.
Burial space: Cremated remains may be placed in ground with a flat marker or in the above ground columbarium wall. The Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery recently completed the Phase II expansion project of an additional 53 developed acres; providing an additional 20,500 casketed burial sites and 4,000 columbarium niches.
General Information Kiosk: There are two locations. The Public Information Center Kiosk is available during visitation hours and the Administration Office Kiosk is available during business hours only. The Kiosk contains the names of veterans and their eligible dependents buried at the cemetery. The Kiosk will generate a printed map with the name of the decedent and their grave location
Public Information Center: The Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery has a Public Information Center (PIC) where visitors can obtain information from an automated Kiosk or from volunteers who staff the PIC Monday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday noon to 4:00 p.m.
Funeral processions: All funeral processions meet with their family, clergy, and cemetery representative at the PIC and then proceed to the designated shelter.
Military Funeral Honors
To schedule military honors, please contact the following branches directly:
Army – fax your request to the Fort Hood Military Funeral Honors at 254-288-5620. Follow-up with a phone call to: 254-287-7200 / 6968
Operation Hours: (Monday - Friday) 07:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Closed on Weekends & Federal Holidays)
(1) All Funeral Honors request must be received by this office 48 operation hours prior to the date of scheduled service.
(2) Fax this form and the Member 4 copy of the DD Form 214 or Statement of Honorable Discharge to (254) 288-5620.
Fort Hood Funeral Honors Area Representatives: Mr. Jones/Mrs. Benjamin
Air Force – Dyess Honor Guard, ph. 325-696-1597, Fax: 325-696-5707
Navy – NAS JRB Fort Worth Honor Guard, ph. 904-542-1536 or 904-542-9807, Fax: 904-542-3851.
Marines – Quantico National MFH Request Center, ph. 703-432-9524
Coast Guard – ph. 504-625-5177, Fax: 504-253-4826
Please note that the Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard WILL NOT provide honors if they are not confirmed directly with the above offices. While our office works with the military honor details, we cannot tell them what to do and when to do it. Some of the branches are no longer offering "full" military honors for retirees. The military requirement is a two-man team, with folding of the flag and rendering of Taps. If you have a concern with this, please contact the military honor branch office directly. If you choose to use a private organization to support your family’s service, please contact them directly.
For educational materials and additional information on this cemetery, please visit the Education section, located below.