July 26, 2011
The Fort Smith National Cemetery is the oldest of the states three national cemeteries. It was originally the post cemetery with the first interment in 1819. Designated as a national cemetery in 1867, it is today the final resting place of more than 13,000 veterans and family members. Among the notables interred are the famous hanging judge Isaac Parker and World War II brigadier general William O. Darby.