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Military Burials

Military Burials

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Military Burial Info

Burial in a national cemetery is available to veterans of active federal military service, their spouses, and dependent minor children. Provided at no cost to the family, a national cemetery burial includes:

  • The gravesite and grave-liner.
  • Opening and closing of the grave.
  • A headstone or marker.
  • Perpetual care as part of a national shrine.

If a veteran is buried in a private cemetery, the VA will provide a headstone or marker. A burial flag may also be provided to drape the veteran's casket or urn. Presidential Memorial Certificates honoring the veteran may be requested. Military funeral honors for the veteran include burial flag folding and presentation of “Taps." Funeral directors can arrange for these services on request.

In order to be eligible, family must provide a DD-214 to prove the veteran’s active federal military service.

Visit your local County Veterans Service Office to receive further info on the requirements for burial and memorial benefits and for assistance with properly completing all applications for related benefits.

Looking for information on specific military cemeteries?

Cemeteries in the United States

Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery
U.S. Department of the Interior National Cemeteries
U.S. Department of Veterans Administration National Cemeteries
Arlington National Cemetery
Dayton National Cemetery
Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery
U.S. Military Veteran Gravesite Locator

Cemeteries and Memorials Overseas

Cemeteries and Memorials (American Battle Monuments Commission)