Saratoga is home to the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.
In 1992, the site was chosen for the $22.5 million cemetery. “We liked the spot for a number of reasons, it’s accessible. From a visual standpoint, it’s pure environment with views across the Hudson River Valley. It’s less than a half a mile from the Saratoga National Historical Park, the land is gently rolling – it’s just agood spot for it” said Donna St. John from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. (Saratogian 18 June 1992)
“It means that nowthere is a place to honor our veterans, a place that is nearby for the familes”said former U.S. Representative Gerald B. Solomon to the Saratogian (12 November1997). “This means a lot to those who served their nation.”
We honor our veterans in the Town of Saratoga. The Town of Saratoga has seen a number of battles in the 18th Century including the Turning Point of the American War of Independence. At the close of the 20th Century (1999) we were honored to become the home of the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery which provides a dignified military funeral honors and cemetery to Veterans who have defended our nation. The Department of Veterans Affairs operates the cemetery as part of a system of 135 nationalcemeteries. All told there is 351.7 acres of land in the Town of Saratoga devoted to the memorialization of those who served this nation.