Riverside Cemetery Veterans

Veteran Benefits

A veteran that is discharged honorably can receive a site in our GAR lot at no cost. Please inquire with us for more details.

Veterans In the News

Appleton Woman Spearheads Massive Effort to Clean Veterans’ Grave Markers at Riverside Cemetery

For several years, Laurel Sternhagen, a 36-year Army veteran, has placed U.S. flags at the grave sites of veterans buried at Riverside Cemetery as part of a Memorial Day tribute.

But while she is grateful to volunteer for the annual project, Sternhagen, a 63-year-old Appleton woman, noticed something that bothered her: the grave stones were in a state of deterioration.

“I thought, ‘these (grave stones) are hard to read,'” she said. “So I decided to go out there and clean them up.”

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Helpful Information for Veterans

Outagamie County Veterans Services: http://www.outagamie.org/index.aspx?page=617

Transitions: Veterans Service Offices are there to help local veterans: https://www.postcrescent.com/story/life/2018/11/03/veterans-service-office-each-county-can-assist-benefits/1808052002/