Governor Laura Kelly Honors Military Veterans at Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Winfield Columbarium Wall Dedication

WINFIELD – Governor Laura Kelly joined the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs today, on Flag Day, to commemorate the expansion of the columbarium wall at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Winfield. With this dedication and ribbon-cutting, the Winfield Cemetery will continue to be able to offer the columbarium wall option for internments that will last a decade or more.

“My hope is that through this columbarium wall expansion, the light of all our veterans currently interred here will continue to shine for future generations,” Governor Kelly said. “It is a sanctuary befitting of their service and sacrifice.”

This project added 1,280 niches to serve as a final resting place for our veterans. The original columbarium walls contain 800 niches.

State Veterans Cemeteries provide a final resting place for our veterans, spouses, and dependents. They are administered through the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Office. Cemetery locations include Fort Dodge, WaKeeney, Winfield, and Fort Riley.

“We can only imagine the stories that will be told and love that will be shared for many years to come at these beautifully built walls,” said Bill Turner, Acting Director of the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Office. “This dignified columbarium wall expansion will continue to represent the honorable service of the men and women interred here.”

Photos from the ribbon cutting for media use can be found below: