Hours of Operation and Information
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 (540) 674-6893.
After normal business hours, funeral directors can call (757)-272-2283 to schedule interment services.
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 from 9 am until 3 pm on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016. Employees will be available to answer questions about pre-applications, benefits of the burial 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. Grave site flags will be placed at 3:00pm on Thursday November 10th The public is encouraged to participate in the placements.
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.
Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery Donation Program
Memorialize your loved one in stone by donating a granite Memory bench at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery. The Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery is currently accepting applications for benches by family members who have loved ones placed in Coloumbarium 2 on the left side. There are currently two available spots in this section. The cost of the bench ranges from $1,100 to $1,200.
Applications for the bench donations for these two spots will be accepted at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery office from April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015. Two applications for the left side of Columbarium 2 will be selected from the application pool and offered the opportunity to donate a bench in memory of a loved one.
Several additional spots are available in the memory walkway area and other designated areas that may be applied for at anytime.
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 Administrations Manager, Melissah Hall at 540-674-6893.