The Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia, the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans cemetery in Suffolk, and the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin are open for direct burials and interments. The administrative offices at each cemetery are closed to visitors but staff members may be contacted by telephone to schedule direct burials. For the safety of our staff and visitors, we are no longer able to offer memorial services at this time. We understand that some families may prefer to proceed with a direct interment of their loved one and schedule a larger, more formal, committal service at a later date. The Virginia Department of Veterans Services will accommodate these preferences and work closely with families to schedule a memorial service for their loved one at a later time.
“Honor to the Soldier, and the Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause.”
For over 400 years, Virginia’s sons and daughters have fought for America’s freedom. Today, we enjoy our way of life thanks to each Virginian who took up arms and defended our nation and our liberty.
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services three veterans cemeteries provide a final resting place for our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines—a place of honor, dignity, respect, and remembrance. The Virginia Veterans Cemetery is located in Amelia, the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery is located in Suffolk, and the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin. All cemeteries accommodate in-ground burial of casketed remains, in-ground inurnment of cremated remains, and above-ground inurnment of cremated remains in a columbarium.