MEMORIAL AFFAIRS

The U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation aims to support family and friends mourning the loss of Naval Academy alumni. Available assistance and information includes advance planning, how to get the word out to classmates, preparing an obituary, choosing memorial tribute gifts and honoring those lost in the service of our country. We are here to help and appreciate any feedback you can provide about additional questions we can answer or information we can provide to better help our Naval Academy families navigate this process.

Honor Our Heroes

Virtual Memorial Hall

9/11 Losses

9/11 - Fifteen Years Later

Ops Losses since 9/11

 

 

Visiting The USNA Cemetery and Columbarium

All visitors to the Cemetery and Columbarium must adhere to US Naval Academy access regulations. Current security policy is posted here.

Since the US Naval Academy considers the Cemetery and Columbarium ceremonial spaces, visitors are asked to respect the dignity of the grounds. Smoking, eating, drinking, littering, dog walking, and jogging are prohibited at the Cemetery and Columbarium.

In 2003, under the leadership of Midshipman Tyler Hale Churchill, USNA 2003, the 13th Company placed benches in the Cemetery for the convenience of visitors. The 13th Company's benevolent actions represent an important symbolic bond between today's midshipmen and those who have served before them.

In the Oratory of the USNA Columbarium is the Class of 1959 locator kiosk. This touch-activated kiosk shows the name/class of all those individuals who are interred or inurned and the location of the gravesite or columbarium niche.

This map of the Cemetery and this plan of the Columbarium indicating section numbers will help you navigate the grounds.

Download a brochure of the cemetery and columbarium.

Additional Resources

Donating an alumni's Lucky Bag, sword or other memorable items - notify the local chapter or class. Also you can contact USNA's Nimitz Library Archives department or Preble Hall (USNA Museum).

Lucky Bag Locker
Rings/Bonds of Gold

Contact Information

Email Timothy Elizabeth Woodbury or call 410-295-4064

"THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD, AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD;
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM, NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN.
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM." 
- LAURENCE BINYON, 1914