Rush Rhees Library viewed from Mt. Hope today.
As of 1990, there were over 110 independent veterans' cemeteries, though Mt. Hope and other cemeteries have special sections set aside for veterans and those who gave their life defending their country. Burial in such sections is free to all veterans and their immediate family. About 11% choose to be so buried. This also includes a simple marker, noting rank and division, and, at times, religious affiliation. Markers are usually up-right marble, flat markers of stone or, more recently, bronze.