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Pikes Peak National Cemetery

For well over a decade, PPCMOAA Past President Victor Fernandez, COL, US Army (Ret), chaired a Veterans Cemetery Committee, composed of Veterans and surviving spouses, in a dedicated effort to have a national cemetery built in southern Colorado. Over the years, many sites, especially around Pueblo, were proposed and offered but rejected by the VA. Eventually, as a few sites southeast of Colorado Springs came under consideration, the committee renamed itself the Pikes Peak National Veterans Cemetery Committee and advocated for the cemetery to be named after Pikes Peak which could be seen from the favored sites. 

In 2014, the VA purchased land for the cemetery southeast of Colorado Springs at 10545 Drennan Road. In 2016, it was announced that the name would be "Pikes Peak National Cemetery." Initial interments may occur in 2018.

Thanks to the vision, dedication and tenacity of Vic Fernandez and the cemetery committee, deceased Veterans' family and friends in southern Colorado will no longer have to make the long trip to Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver or to Fort Lyon in Las Animas to visit their departed loved ones. Thank you, Vic and committee members!

For an update from the VA, please click HERE

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