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Cemetery and Columbarium
A collection of grave markers

More than a landscape graced with artful memorials, the United States Naval Academy Cemetery and Columbarium are irreplaceable cultural resources. Accordingly, the Academy is taking steps to ensure the management of the monuments and grounds for future generations by:

  • Creating a photographic archive of gravestones
  • Conducting gravestone survey and condition assessments
  • Computerizing written Cemetery and Columbarium records
  • Developing an informational exhibit
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This lamb topping the gravestone of an infant is a clear indication of the innocence of the deceased. Many small monuments at the Cemetery mark the graves of infants. They remind us of a time when infant mortality rates were higher than they are now. 

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