Memorial Placed – National VA Cemeteries (May 2021 Update)
Placement of the first five granite monuments honoring the legacy of the Americal Division during its three eras of activation as a U.S. Army infantry division is complete. The final two monuments from the initial order of five were placed in mid-2019 and late 2020.
The fourth monument was placed at the National Museum of the Vietnam War, located in Mineral Wells, Texas. Installation was complete in April 2019.
National Museum of the Vietnam War
Our fifth monument from the initial order was placed in September 2020 at the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY.
Long Island National Cemetery
The Foundation placed an order for five additional monuments in August 2018 in anticipation of more placement approvals at national VA cemeteries. Of the five monuments constructed per the second order, two have been placed.
The first monument from the second order was placed at Rock Island National Cemetery in Rock Island, Illinois in November 2020.
Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery
The second monument from this order was placed at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock, Arkansas in April 2021.
Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery
The Foundation is currently working with VA cemeteries in the states of Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Illinois on proposals to place an Americal Division monument. Other VA cemetery sites are under consideration at this time for placement proposals.
Memorials Placed – National VA Cemeteries (July 2018 Update)
Construction is now complete on five granite monuments honoring the legacy of the Americal Division during its three eras of activation as a U.S. Army infantry division. The final design concept was conceptually different that the original intent, due primarily to difficulties achieving the intricate design cut into the granite for the Americal Division crest.
The first monument was placed at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, located in Grand Prairie, Texas. Installation was complete in November 2017.
Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
Our second monument was in place in April 2018 at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
The third monument was placed at the Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan in May 2018.
Fort Custer National Cemetery
Placement proposals have been submitted to the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little
Rock, Arkansas and the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York. We are currently
waiting for word on the director’s review and approval decisions for placement at these sites.