Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene


Abilene, Texas


Founded on June 1st, 2009, built through a partnership between the State of Texas and federal Veterans Affairs and managed by the Veterans Land Board, Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene is a special resting place, close to home, where friends and fellow Texans can honor Texas Veterans.

Our 2019 Goal


Help us honor our Heroes

Let’s take the time to remember those who put their lives on the line so the rest of us could enjoy our freedoms as Americans.


Join together at Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene to honor our heroes!


#MemDay2019 #BringBackTheMeaning

Help us honor


Veterans this year

2019 Lead Sponsor

Hopkins Co Wholesale Florist

Gary's Floral Gallery

Please consider donating or volunteering so that more interred veterans are honored, recognized, and remembered with a flower.


About the local event organizer:

Kimberly Norman-Prater

Kimberly Norman-Prater

Kimberly Norman-Prater is the co-owner of Gary’s Floral Gallery in Abilene, Tx. She joined the floral world in 2005 when Gary, her father opened his own shop after managing two other shops for over 40 years. Kimberly previously spent 8 years teaching Pre-K and running the after-school program at Just Kids Preschool, also in Abilene. She comes from a strong military family with 2 Army grandfathers, (one of which was a POW for more than a year) and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She and her family have always had a very deep respect for the armed services and she recently joined the Military Affairs Council through the Abilene Chamber of Commerce where she is also heavily involved. After learning from a floral friend of the Memorial Day Flowers organization, she knew Abilene needed to jump on board with their own Veteran cemetery. To her, this is just a drop in the ocean to honor those who have sacrificed so much for us. Kimberly is married to James Prater and has two beautiful daughters, Kaitlyn and Mariyah.


Messages from Our Supporters

Thank you to all of our individual supporters for helping us to remember and honor our heroes.

Thank you to our corporate sponsors

The support of our corporate sponsors helped honor over 400,000 fallen heroes in 2018. Thank you!
There are many ways to help whether you are an individual, community organization, local business or corporation. Contact us to find the best way to help.