From New York to Kansas, honoring nation’s veterans

national cemetery
romann martin

Romann Martin, director for all the national cemeteries in and around Kansas City, oversees all burial operations at the Fort Leavenworth Cemetery, the final resting place of 23,000 veterans from every war since the War of 1812.

Originally from Jamacia and raised in New York, Martin is also currently in the Navy Reserve and he has family who served in the Air Force, Army and Marines.

“I started as a temporary caretaker with the Long Island (New York) National Cemetery in 2015,” he said. “From there I transitioned to the Fort Jackson (South Carolina) National Cemetery, then Salisbury National Cemetery (North Carolina) and then finally to here when the director position became available.”

learn more