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Links of Interest Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago http://www.mzv.cz/wwwo/?zu=chicago Czech & Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois http://www.csagsi.org CSA Fraternal Life http://www.csafraternallife.org/Default.asp?pg=ho4 American Sokol http://american-sokol.com/sokol.asp Friends of Bohemian National Cemetery http://www.friendsofbnc.org/
The American Flag Flown at the War Memorial in Honor of Veterans With the dedication of the War Memorial in September 1952, the cemetery instituted the policy that if the flag that covered the veteran’s casket was given to the cemetery, the cemetery would fly the flag from the War Memorial at least one day […]
Frequently asked questions about Bohemian National Cemetery The cemetery looks full are there any gravesites available? The cemetery is far from being full, and there are many gravesites available through out the 122 acres. There are four grave lots in many sections, and organizations have purchased groups of 25 graves in the Blocks on the East side […]
The aerial photograph shows the size of the cemetery and roadways. The curved roadways on the left side of the photograph, the north side of the cemetery, are the result of the cemetery design by Jens Jensen, noted Chicago Landscape Architect. The photograph also shows the entrance, office building, Masaryk Memorial Mausoleum, Klacel Circle and Crematorium.
POINTS of INTEREST on CEMETERY MAP 1.The famous entrance designated a historical landmark in 1977 on the occasion of our 100th anniversary. 2.Our World War Memorial with our flag pole honoring War Veterans of W.W. I and W.W. II… The flag is flown in honor of one of our veterans each day. 3.The grave of Joseph Lahvic, the first […]
A BRIEF HISTORY of THE BOHEMIAN NATIONAL CEMETERY The Bohemian National Cemetery of Chicago was founded in 1877 as a result of a Catholic priest denying burial in the Bohemian-Polish Catholic cemetery to those he disliked. The refusal to allow the burial of Marie Silhanek who died on July 25, 1876 taxed the patience of the Bohemian […]
The cemetery grounds are open 365 days a year. Office will be closed on Saturdays with the exception of funerals. Office will also be closed on Sundays, New Year’s day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. During inclement weather we may deem it necessary to close the office/cemetery. Please call the office to […]
The cemetery is located on the west side of Chicago.
The Bohemian National Cemetery of Chicago is a Fraternal not for profit cemetery founded in 1877 by Bohemian, Moravian and Slovak immigrants and their descendants to provide a dignified place for burials free of religious restraints. The cemetery is available to all religions, nationalities and races.