Resthaven offers spaces without charge* in our Veteran Gardens if you are an honorably discharged veteran, with adjoining lots available for purchase for family members. This program is available on a pre-need basis only.
*Maryland Law requires a $249.50 per space fee for endowment care.
In 1971, noting the great liability to Maryland's taxpayers for veterans' cemeteries, Resthaven created our first veterans garden, the Veterans Garden of Honor. This garden was personally dedicated by the former secretary of the Navy, the Honorable J. William Middendorf III. In the center is a unique and beautiful sculpture of the legendary Phoenix, a legendary symbol of eternal life.
The second Veterans Garden features an Omega, the last letter of the Greek alphabet. Omega means: that which is great, eternal, final.
Out of the center of the Omega rises a flag pole from which our Nation's majestic colors proudly wave.
Approaching the second Garden of Honor, just forward of the Statue Of Christus, along the drive is the China, Burma, India Memorial. This memorial is dedicated to those who gave their lives in that region, that we might enjoy freedom in ours.
On Memorial Day, Resthaven Cemetery conducts a ceremony to honor and remember our veterans.
The new Veteran’s Garden of Valor is our third garden for Veteran’s and their loved ones to be together. The encompassing beauty and enticing availability allows for elegant and enduring tributes of the lives and legacies of our heroes and their families.
Our first veterans area specifically designated for cremation, rests in the heart of the Veterans Garden of Honor and its five flags for each branch of the armed services. In the center is Resthaven’s infamous Phoenix sculpture by the revered artist Alex Russo, a arts professor at Hood Collage decades ago. The circular design allows for selecting for almost any view desired while visiting, while providing faithful and fitting tribute to those who have served our country.