• Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Monument Dedication

    The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Monument Dedication was held on September 11th, 2018.    The audience gathered in the breezeway of the cemetery administration building where the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs Interim Deputy Director, Chris Tafner, welcomed the standing room only crowd. The Arkansas National Guard Honor Guard presented the Colors.  Ms. Tina Bryant sang…

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  • John Heffernan Services to be Held 9 February

    John Heffernan who long directed Retiree Affairs at LRAFB and then devoted his full energies to the NLR State Veterans Cemetery passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. He was a member of North Hills Baptist Church and retired from the Arkansas Army National Guard serving for over 27 years.  He went on to serve…

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  • Wreaths of Honor Program

    The Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery beautification Foundation (ASVCBF) announces their Wreaths of Honor Program. History of Wreath Laying Ceremony Since the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, located in North Little Rock, opened in November 2001, each year many local organizations joined together to create a “Wreaths Across America” Committee with their yearly goal to raise the…

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  • The Meat Shoppe Hosts Breakfast Fundraiser, 27 May

    Join us this coming Saturday, 27 May at The Meat Shoppe in Gravel Ridge, Arkansas.   Breakfast Fundraiser Kent Berry and the crew will be hosting a free breakfast fundraiser to support the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery Beautification Foundation.   The Meat Shoppe offers a large variety of fresh, select cuts, meat packs, and exclusive deals…

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  • Did you know? Little Rock National Cemetery Is Closed to New Interments.

    As the second installment of our ongoing “Did You Know?” series, the Beautification Foundation will discuss the history of the Little Rock National Cemetery and what it means for veterans in central Arkansas that the National Cemetery is closed to new interments. Little Rock National Cemetery The Little Rock National Cemetery is located at 2523…

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  • Did You Know? History of NLR State Veterans Cemetery

    As the first installment in this ongoing "Did You Know?" series, the Beautification Foundation will share a brief history of the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock. History of NLR State Veterans Cemetery The Beautification Foundation is honored to be a part of the History of NLR State Veterans Cemetery.  In 1997, the 81st…

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  • The Foundation Will Receive Grant From Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs

    We have GREAT news to share with ARVetCemetery Beautification Foundation Supporters! We are receiving a check from the Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs. The Foundation will likely use funds to repair median gardens and/or the eyebrow project. Foundation members are also discussing the possibility of seeking guidance from The LR Garden Club and the Pulaski…

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  • Major (Ret.) Kenneth Zellmer, We Thank You

    Meet Major (Ret.) Kenneth Zellmer. Military Service Major Zellmer was a Vietnam hero with over 400 combat missions.  He flew over Vietnam and Cambodia from July 1968-July 1971 in the C-130 Hercules and the A-37B Dragonfly.  During that time he earned two Distinguished Flying Crosses, 20 Air Medals and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/…

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  • Highlight Our Heroes

    The Beautification Foundation wants to highlight our heroes and volunteers. Do you have a friend or family member you would like to highlight?The Foundation would like to share stories about those interned at the North Little Rock State Veterans Cemetery. Help us to Honor a Hero by submitting their biography on our website.  Share your story…

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  • Freddie Lee Hillhouse Service

    A special thanks to guest contributor Linda Sue Hicks.Linda writes for the Log Cabin Democrat and is the President of the Vilonia Veterans Museum.Vietnam Veteran Freddie Lee Hillhouse, 71, of El Dorado, may have had more friends in death than in life. A speaker that officiated his services today at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery…

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