Overview: Burial and Memorial Benefits
Burial in a VA national cemetery is available for veterans, spouses and dependents at no cost and includes the gravesite, grave-liner, opening and closing of the grave, a headstone or marker, and perpetual care as part of a national shrine. Honorably discharged veterans and retirees are eligible for an inscribed headstone or marker for their unmarked grave at any cemetery at no cost. United States burial flags are generally furnished by the VA by completing VA Form 21-2008. For information on Internment at Arlington National Cemetery, call 703-607-8000. And, military funeral honors are available on request. Funeral directors can call 1-877-MIL-HONR (645-4667) to request honors. For more information, visit the VA National Cemetery Administration webpage at www.cem.va.gov/ and Military.com's Memorial Benefits page.