In November of 1999, the Missouri State Cemetery System of the Missouri Veterans Commission dedicated and opened a new state cemetery in Higginsville. The cemetery is located on 55 acres of a beautifully landscaped hillside just north of town. The grounds include small lakes, a committal shelter, a columbarium wall and an administration building. The staff and support groups are dedicated to maintain the dignity and solemnity of this place of honor.
The mission of the Missouri Veterans Cemetery System is to provide internment for veterans and their eligible dependents in a dignified, efficient and compassionate manner. We further recognize this service as a tribute to deserving veterans who served their country in the United States Armed Forces.
The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville is within easy driving distance of Kansas City and Columbia, Missouri as well as Whiteman Air Force Base near Knob Noster, Missouri.
The Higginsville community is honored to host the Veterans Cemetery and gladly accepts the responsibility to provide peace and comfort to loved ones who will attend committal services and visit.