Quantico National Cemetery is a 725-acres national cemetery adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico. It is the final resting place for many military veterans including several notable war veterans:

  • Second Lieutenant Frederick Branch, the first African-American officer in the U.S. Marine Corps

  • Louis R. Lowery the World War II combat photographer who took the picture of the first U.S. flag rising on top of Iwo Jima's Mount Suribachi in 1945

  • General Lewis William Walt, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps from 1968-71 who served through three major wars and was awarded two Navy Crosses, one Silver Star, and two Purple Hearts

Quantico National Cemetery also includes nine memorials dedicated to war heroes along its Memorial Pathway.

This peaceful and serene cemetery is open daily from sunrise to sunset.