Miramar National Cemetery
The Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on Point Loma has been closed to in-ground burials since 1966. The
Riverside National Cemetery, nearly 100 miles away, is the nearest National Cemetery accepting in-ground burials.
It is with honor and respect for our Veterans and their families that the National Cemetery Administration
has authorized the new Miramar National Cemetery. This is the first National Cemetery to be built In San Diego since 1934,
and it is scheduled to be open for in-ground burials in the fall of 2010.
The memorial enhancements at the new cemetery that will honor and acknowledge the sacrifices of our
veterans and their families can only be realized with your generous support.
Miramar National Cemetery Plot Plan
The new 313-acre Cemetery at Miramar will be built in six phases. Each phase will have 12,000 dual cement
burial vaults for casket burials, plus a columbarium with 10,000 niches for cremated remains. In addition, each phase will
have 2,500 in-ground burial spaces with headstones for cremated remains.
Phase one will open for burials in September 2010. When phase six is completed, there will be space for
161,000 burials to accommodate the needs of San Diego's veterans for the next 60 years.
We look forward to your support in helping to make this last resting place a shrine to the sacrifices of
our veterans and their families.