National Cemetery Expansion

March 1, 2018 0

A January 23 public meeting offered updates on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ proposed National Cemetery expansion at Crown Hill Cemetery. Approximately 40 people attended a presentation by Glenn Powers, deputy under secretary for […more…]

Crown Hill Plots its Future

October 30, 2017 0

by Thomas P. Healy Crown Hill Heritage Foundation takes seriously its stewardship of the natural and built environment encompassed by the 555-acre cemetery listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Keith Norwalk, president of […more…]

VA Statement on Crown Hill Columbarium

March 22, 2017 0

Ronald E. Walters, the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration, issued a statement March 22: As the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration, it’s important for you […more…]

VA Columbarium Update

March 20, 2017 0

By Thomas P. Healy On March 13, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that work at Crown Hill was “temporarily on hold” while the agency assessed its plans. Work crews had established a […more…]

Crown Hill: Another Viewpoint

October 28, 2016 0

The Indiana Forest Alliance has assembled a coalition of groups to oppose the project proposed for this site. IFA executive director Jeff Stant sent an email response to questions, excerpted below: While we appreciate the […more…]

Crown Hill: A Successional Forest

October 28, 2016 0

Much of the controversy over the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration’s acquisition of 14.75 acres from Crown Hill for a columbarium development has centered on the age of the wooded tract. Opponents […more…]

An Urban Resting Place for Veterans

October 28, 2016 0

By Thomas P. Healy As part of its national Urban Initiative to improve access to cemeteries in densely populated areas, and in recognition of a growing veteran preference for cremation burial options, the U.S. Department […more…]