Austin: Texas State Cemetery

Austin: Texas State Cemetery

  • <p>Texas State Cemetery</p> <p>Grave markers and two Texas flags</p>
  • <p>Yellow brick building with a stone stepped fountain</p>
  • <p>Nine Men of Praha Memorial </p> <p>A granite marker saying the Nine Men of Praha</p>
  • <p>VE/VJ Day Memorial </p> <p>Large black marble marker saying U.S. Events of World War II</p>
  • <p>Grave of Robert Galer, WWII Medal of Honor Recipient </p> <p>Grave stone of Robert Edward Galer</p>
  • <p>Robert Galer received the Medal of Honor for heroism in aerial combat in WWII</p> <p>Portrait of Robert Galer</p>

The cemetery is the final resting place of, and serves as a tribute to, Texans who have made significant contributions to the state and the nation. It includes two memorials specific to World War II:

Nine Men of Praha: In memory of nine soldiers represented an entire generation of men from Praha, a small community in Fayette County.

VE/VJ Day: Dedicated to all World War II veterans and features a timeline of significant events as well as two bronze plaques depicting Allied overall victories in Europe and the Pacific.

Texas State Cemetery

  • Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Admission: None
  • 909 Navasota St., Austin, TX
  • 512-463-0605
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  • National Register of Historic Places