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Fort Sheridan National Cemetery in Illinois is a final resting place that memorializes the service and sacrifice of our veterans.

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Fort Sheridan National Cemetery is located at the northern end of historic Fort Sheridan between the cities of Highwood and Lake Forest, Illinois.


In 1983, a portion of Fort Sheridan was declared a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service.


The Fort Sheridan National Cemetery was established in 1889, two years after Fort Sheridan was officially founded. The cemetery has interred in its grounds Veterans from the civil war up to more recent conflicts. Interments also include World War II-era German POW’s who were held at both Fort Sheridan and nearby Camp Grant.

The Future of Fort Sheridan National Cemetery

Future of Fort Sheridan National Cemetery

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) and the Lake County Forest Preserve District (District) will provide information regarding the VA’s request for the transfer of approximately 4.7 acres of District property. This transfer will allow the VA to expand the Fort Sheridan National Cemetery and install columbaria, which are used for the above-ground interment of cremated remains, in order to provide decades of continued future service to the Veteran community. All remaining burial capacity in the Fort Sheridan National Cemetery is expected to be depleted within the next 15 years. The proposed 4.7-acre transfer will provide capacity for more than 50 additional years of burial needs for Veterans. Learn more

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