Cemetery Services

What we provide

We will assign a gravesite, open and close the grave, order and place the grave marker, and provide perpetual care for the veteran and their spouse/ eligible dependent. Additionally, we offer the veteran the three following choices: Casketed Ground Burial, Cremation Ground Burial, or Cremation Above-Ground inurnment in our Columbarium Niches.

What is the cost?

There is no cost to the veteran for these services. For the spouse/ eligible dependent, the cost is $300.

Eligibility Requirements for Interment

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces who die on active duty, who retire from military service, or who are honorably discharged are eligible for burial in one of Virginia's veterans cemeteries.

Under certain conditions, the following persons are also eligible for interment:

  • Members of the reserve components of the Armed forces, such as the Army National Guard or Air National Guard.
  • Members of the Reserve Officer's Training Corps of the Army, Navy, or Air Force.
  • Any Citizen of the United States who served in the Armed Forces of any government allied with the United States during wartime.
  • Any Commissioned officer of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the Regular or Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service.
  • American merchant seamen who served actively during World War II.
  • Anyone who dies while enroute to be inducted into military service.

Dependents

The legal spouse (or widow or widower) and/or an unmarried minor child under age 21 meets eligibility requirements. In addition, an unmarried adult child who, before the age of 21, became permanently incapable of self-support because of physical or mental disability may also be interred.

Virginia Military Funeral Honors for Unclaimed Veterans’ Cremains

Program overview (451KB)

NATIONWIDE GRAVESITE LOCATOR

Gravesite Locator (Use this locator to find the gravesite of your loved one.)

 

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