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Veterans' Field of Honor

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The Veterans' Field of Honor was founded in 1947. Families and friends as well as students and visitors from educational, historical, preservation, cultural and other groups—everyone is welcome to visit this revered place dedicated to our loved ones.

You may walk among graves of men who carried muskets and powder horns during the 1700s... Men whose bravery enabled the 1800s Civil War era's Union victory and the Underground Railroad which ran through Olean...

Here also are the quiet grave markers of men and women who prevailed over the 1900s World Wars I and II, Korea and Vietnam... and with time, the early 2000s Middle East Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq Wars.

With the deepest respect for their many sacrifices and a fervent hope for a peaceful future, we gratefully support this honored ground forever.


Data for the Veterans' Field of Honor was compiled by a dedicated volunteer who devoted many hours to this project. Direct any comments or questions to the Reference Department .

Browse Sections

Section 1 Graves
Earliest from Revolutionary War, approximately 900 graves.
Section 2 Graves
Interments began in June 2004.


18th and 19th Centuries
Revolutionary War, 1775-1783
War of 1812, 1812-1815
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Civil War, 1861-1865
Spanish-American War, 1898
20th Century
World War I, 1917-1918
World War II, 1941-1946
Korean War, 1950-1953
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Persian Gulf War, 1990-1991
21st Century
Afghanistan War, 2001-
Iraq War, 2003-
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