As part of an architect-led team, LSG provided cemetery master planning and design services for this new project, which is situated on a 76-acre site donated to the State Veteran’s Board by Mississippi State University.
LSG sited traditional veterans cemetery elements including an avenue of flags, an assembly area, burial areas, a committal service shelter, carillon tower, memorial walk, administration building, landscape plantings, maintenance building, roadways, and parking. This project’s recently opened first phase comprises 22 acres of the southern portion of the site with direct access to US Route 80, and includes all operational buildings and one committal service shelter.
The completed grounds will support 3,300 interment spaces, which will provide adequate burial space for the region for at least 10 years. The plan is the first of its type in Mississippi and is funded through the Department of Veteran Affairs State Grants Program.