Burial and Memorial Benefits Overview
There are several ways our nation honors its deceased veterans. See our detailed pages on what benefits are available.
VA National Cemetery Burial Eligibility
Are you eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery? Find out here.
State Veteran Cemeteries
Many states have state veterans cemeteries. Find out about the locations and eligibility requirements for your state.
The following information is presented to assist you in planning for, or dealing with, one of life's most unpleasant times.
VA burial allowances are partial reimbursements of an eligible veteran's burial and funeral costs.
Just what does burial in a National Cemetery involve?
Military Retiree Casualty DOs and DON'Ts
Help avoid delays in assistance and the unpleasant issues that may arise when dealing with the loss of a loved one.
Military Funerals: Honoring the Honorable
Active duty members, Selected Reserve, and honorably discharged veterans qualify for military honors at their funeral.
Military Funeral Honors
Military Funeral Honors are available for an eligible veteran, free of charge, if requested by the family.
For a veteran whose remains aren't available for burial VA will provide a plot and headstone or marker in a national cemetery...
Headstones and Markers
The VA provides headstones and markers for the graves of veterans anywhere in the world.
Burial preparation is a sensitive subject, but you should be aware of your burial benefits before you need them.
VA provides an American flag for services, and a flag to be given to the next of kin or a close associate of the deceased.
Arlington National Cemetery
Since 1864, Arlington National Cemetery has served as the nation's military cemetery honoring those who served.
Presidential Memorial Certificates
The Presidential Memorial Certificate expresses the nation's grateful recognition of a veteran's service.
Military Memorial and Burial Benefits Explained
As a servicemember or military family member you should be aware of your memorial benefits before you need them.
Retiree Burial Benefits
Though it isn't appealing to consider, as a retired servicemember it's important to know about your mortuary and burial benef...
Military Retiree Burial Benefits
While it's not appealing to consider, as a retired servicemember it's important to know about your mortuary and burial benefi...
Burial at Sea: A Time-Honored Tradition
For many Sailors and Marines, there is no more honored choice for their mortal remains than burial at sea.