AVMC-Camp Navajo to Add Nearly 1,000 New Burial Spaces in Expansion Project

Construction Photo at AVMC-Camp Navajo
July 8, 2024

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.- A new expansion project at the Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery at Camp Navajo (AVMC-Camp Navajo) will add nearly 1,000 new burial spaces for Arizona Veterans to be laid to rest.

The expansion project started in April due to increasing interments that would have caused the cemetery to reach capacity by January 2025. The project is expected to be finished by August 2024.

“This expansion will allow us to inter more Veterans here at the cemetery and utilize the grant provided by the National Cemetery Administration.  It will also allow us to better serve Veterans and their families of Northern Arizona,” said AVMC-Camp Navajo Cemetery Administrator Judy Dillman.

With this project, AVMC-Camp Navajo will add 595 in-ground urns and 340 burial crypts. Additional improvements as part of the expansion project will include additional sidewalks, benches, trashcans, landscaping and the creation of snow rails and gutters on the Administration building and committal service shelter to help address water movement around the buildings.

This expansion was made possible by a grant by the VA’s National Cemetery Administration awarded to AVMC-Camp Navajo in August 2023. This is the second grant awarded to the cemetery. The previous grant allowed the cemetery to add four pre-cast columbarium walls which added another 880 niche sites to the cemetery.