Hours of Operation and Information
The cemetery is open to the public for visitation everyday during daylight hours. The cemetery administrative office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except for federal and state holidays. The cemetery administrative office may be reached at (540) 674-6893 during business hours.
After hours calls will be returned the next business day.
On Saturdays from 9:00am to 3:00pm, a cemetery team member will be available to assist families in locating grave or cremation sites.
Funeral directors should call (540) 674-6893 during normal business hours to schedule interment services. If a cemetery team member does not answer, please leave a message – your call will be returned no later than the next business day.
A cemetery team member will also be also be available on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. to schedule services for the next week. Please call 757-255-7217 and listen to the message. The message will provide you with the contact number for the “duty scheduler” for that Saturday.
Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery
5550 Bagging Plant Road
Dublin, VA 24084
Provisions for Pre-application
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 (540) 674-6893.
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
Outer burial containers are required for in-ground casketed burials at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery. An outer burial container is an enclosure in which caskets are placed.
Concrete outer burial containers (standard size pre-installed double depth concrete crypts) are provided by the cemetery at no cost for the veteran, spouse and eligible dependents.
For burials requiring an oversized casket, an oversized outer burial container (made of reinforced concrete with a domed lid or of steel) must be purchased. 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 provided or sold by the Southwest Virginia 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.
Memorial Day Events
To commemorate Memorial Day, flags will be placed on all grave sites and the Avenue of Flags will be erected along the circle drive.
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 in honor of Veterans Day (November 11). Employees will be available to answer questions about pre-applications, burial benefits in one of Virginia’s state-operated veterans cemeteries and cemetery operating 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, the 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.
To submit your application for the two available spots at Columbarium 2 or if you have an interest in other available spots, please contact our cemetery office for applicable forms. Should you have any questions, please call the office at 540-674-6893.