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National Cemetery Administration

Roseburg National Cemetery

Address:
1770 Harvard Blvd
Roseburg, OR 97470

Phone: (541) 826-2511
FAX: (541) 826-2111

Cemetery Map PDF

Kiosk: No

Front gate at Roseburg National Cemetery.
Front gate at Roseburg National Cemetery.

HOURS

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed federal holidays except Memorial Day.

Visitation Hours: Open daily from sunrise to sunset.

BURIAL SPACE

This cemetery has space available for cremated remains. We may be able to accommodate casketed remains in the same gravesite of previously interred family members.

DIRECTIONS FROM NEAREST AIRPORT

Situated in Douglas County approximately three miles west of downtown Roseburg, Ore. From Interstate 5, coming north or south, exit 124 off Interstate 5 and go West about 4/5 of a mile on Harvard Blvd. Make the first right after the Umpqua Art Center.

SCHEDULE A BURIAL

Fax all discharge documentation to the National Cemetery Scheduling Office at 1-866-900-6417 and follow-up with a phone call to 1-800-535-1117.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Eagle Point National Cemetery staff manages this cemetery. Please contact them at the number listed above.

Military Funeral Honors
The VFW District 12 Honor Guard, Rogue Valley Marine Corps League, Oregon State National Guard, Oregon State Air Guard and the Navel Reserve unit in Central Point can provide military honors. Please contact the cemetery staff to arrange honors.
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FLORAL/GROUNDS POLICY

Cemetery policies are conspicuously posted and readily visible to the public.

Floral arrangements accompanying the casket or urn at the time of burial will be placed on the completed grave. Natural cut flowers may be placed on graves at any time of the year. They will be removed when they become unsightly or when it becomes necessary to facilitate cemetery operations such as mowing.

Artificial flowers and potted plants will be permitted on graves during periods when their presence will not interfere with grounds maintenance. As a general rule, artificial flowers and potted plants will be allowed on graves for a period extending 10 days before through 10 days after Easter Sunday and Memorial Day.

Christmas wreaths, grave blankets and other seasonal adornments may be placed on graves from Dec. 1 through Jan. 20. They may not be secured to headstones or markers.

Permanent plantings, statues, vigil lights, breakable objects and similar items are not permitted on the graves. The Department of Veterans Affairs does not permit adornments that are considered offensive, inconsistent with the dignity of the cemetery or considered hazardous to cemetery personnel. For example, items incorporating beads or wires may become entangled in mowers or other equipment and cause injury.

Permanent items removed from graves will be placed in an inconspicuous holding area for one month prior to disposal. Decorative items removed from graves remain the property of the donor but are under the custodianship of the cemetery. If not retrieved by the donor, they are then governed by the rules for disposal of federal property.
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WEAPONS POLICY

VA regulations 38 CFR 1.218 prohibit the carrying of firearms (either openly or concealed), explosives or other dangerous or deadly weapons while on VA property, except for official purposes, such as military funeral honors. Possession of firearms on any property under the charge and control of VA is prohibited. Offenders may be subject to a fine, removal from the premises, or arrest.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Roseburg National Cemetery is located in Douglas County, Ore., approximately one-half mile from the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Roseburg.

Roseburg National Cemetery was established in 1897 to serve veterans residing at the Oregon State Soldiers’ home. The Oregon Soldiers’ Home itself opened in 1893 to "provide a home for honorably discharged soldiers, sailors and marines who had served in any wars in which the United States was engaged, or who served in the Indian Wars of Oregon, Washington or Idaho, provided they were or might become citizens of Oregon."

In 1933, the home was turned over to the National Soldiers’ Home Bureau and its administration transferred to the new Veterans Administration; the cemetery attached to the grounds was included in the move. In September 1973, the cemetery was transferred to the National Cemetery System within VA.

Monuments and Memorials
POW Memorial – donated by Veterans of 20th Century.
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NOTABLE PERSONS

Under Development