Near the center of the photo, near the flag, you can see the existing gravesites of military members and their spouses and possibly their young children. So far, this serves as the final resting place for approximately 300 individuals.
This is the Commital Shelter for interment services. There are three walls of Columbarium niches.
Numerous small American Flags sit below the niches of Missouri Veterans.
The rolling hills are so very peaceful. I only saw one little squirrel during our time here this afternoon. Winding our way around the acreage, we could see the 10 acre lake. It has a floating fountain in the center. There is also a Carillon Tower, you can see to the right of the picture. It plays a different hymn every hour. While we were there today, bells chimed. There is a bridge spanning the west end of the lake. The walking path can take you across the lake to the commital shelter.This was taken on the path after we crossed the lake. You can see more rolling hills, the commital shelter and Columbarium as well as the flags waving majestically in the wind.Something about the United States Flag waving strong and magnificent really makes me feel proud. Please be careful on your Memorial Day travels and do remember you loved ones.