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Cypress Hills National Cemetery, United States

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625 Jamaica Ave
Brooklyn
NY 11208
USA


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Cypress Hills National Cemetery is the only United States National Cemetery in New York City and has more than 21,100 interments of veterans and civilians. There are 24 Medal of Honor recipients buried in the cemetery, including three men who won the award twice. Although Cypress Hills was established to honor Civil War veterans, its grounds include the graves of soldiers who fought in the American Revolutionary War, Spanish–American War, Korean War and Vietnam War.
Cypress Hills National Cemetery opened in 1862 and gravesites were exhausted in 1954. However, burials of veteran's spouses continues at the rate of approximately ten per year. The two sections of this national cemetery are located approximately one half-mile apart (see below, three sections of Cypress Hills).
The cemetery is located in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, and encompasses 18.2 acres (7.4 ha). It is easily reached on the J line at the Cypress Hills station, approximately 45 minutes from Manhattan.

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Cypress Hills National Cemetery

Address: 625 Jamaica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11208, USA
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