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The cemetery is open to the public for visitation everyday during daylight hours. Cemetery administrative offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cemetery administrative office may be reached at (757) 255-7217.
After normal business hours, funeral directors can call (757) 272-2283 to schedule interment services.
Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
5310 Milners Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
For expediency, the veteran may apply prior to death to determine eligibility for interment in the cemetery.
To download a copy of the pre-application form, please click one of the links below. You may also request a copy of the pre-application by calling the cemetery at (757) 255-7217.
Please remember that in addition to the pre-application form, you must submit documentation of military service (DD214 or equivalent) and a copy of a marriage certificate, if applicable. You must also inform cemetery management of other dependent eligibility status at time of application.
Outer burial containers are required for in-ground casketed burials at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. An outer burial container is an enclosure (made of reinforced concrete with a domed lid or of steel) in which caskets are placed.
For burials requiring a standard-sized casket, an outer burial container must be purchased by the veteran or family. The cemetery sells standard-sized outer burial containers at cost for $400. Veterans and their families also have the option to purchase an outer burial container and placement services from a funeral home or other source.
For burials requiring an oversized casket, an oversized outer burial container must be purchased by the veteran or family. The cemetery sells oversized outer burial containers at cost for $475. Veterans and their families also have the option to purchase an oversized outer burial container and placement services from a funeral home or other source.
All outer burial containers sold by the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery meet quality and performance standards set by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Outer burial containers purchased from a funeral home or other source must meet the same standards.
A group of local and interested friends have joined together to form the Horton Wreath Society. The goal of the group, which meets monthly, is to raise enough donated funds each year to purchase a live wreath for each gravesite at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. We appreciate your support and help, and hope to continue this honor in coming years.
We hope you will consider making a contribution to this recognition of our veterans. Please make contributions to the Horton Wreath Society, and mail to Horton Wreath Society Treasurer, 1401 Trapelo Court, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
If donations are not sufficient to place a wreath on every gravesite, wreaths will be placed in garden sections on a rotational basis.
For more information, visit http://www.hortonwreathsociety.webs.com
Memorial Day Events
To commemorate Memorial Day, flags will be placed on all grave sites and the Avenue of Flags will be erected on Navy Drive between the main cemetery entrance and the committal shelter.
A Memorial Day ceremony will be held May 27, 2013 at 10 a.m.
The administration office will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. to assist veterans and their families with grave site location, general information, and filling out the cemetery pre-application form.
Veterans Day Events
The cemetery will hold an open house event from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Veterans Day, November 11, 2013. Employees will be available to answer questions about pre-applications, benefits of burial in one of Virginia's state-operated veterans cemeteries, and cemetery operation procedures. Employees will also be available to assist visitors with locating grave sites.
The cemetery will be in full dress with the Avenue of Flags flying and individual flags on each grave site.
On Easter Sunday, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, and Independence Day, cemetery staff will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to assist families visiting their loved one's grave site.
The cemetery staff looks forward to visiting with and assisting each family.
Gravesite Locator (Use this locator to find the gravesite of your loved one.)