We honor our veterans

Saratoga is home to the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. The cemetery was developed because of the local U.S. Representative Gerald B.H. Solomon. Solomon worked for ten years to create a national cemetery in the area. He personally chose the location in the Town of Saratoga. Solomon did not want the Saratoga National Cemetery, as it was called originally, named after him. It was only after his 2001 death that Congress passed a law renaming it. 
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 national cemeteries. All told there is 351.7 acres of land in the Town of Saratoga devoted to the memorialization of those who served this nation.
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