National Cemetery Administration
Burial Benefits for Women and Minority Veterans
If you served in a branch of the military and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable you may be eligible for burial in a Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery.
Female veterans married to a veteran are entitled to their own separate grave, headstone or marker, burial flag and Presidential Memorial Certificate. However, they may choose to be buried in the same gravesite as their spouse.
No-cost burial benefits include:
-Gravesite in any of VA's national cemeteries with available space
-Opening and closing of the grave
-Perpetual care of the gravesite
-Headstones, markers, and medallions
-Presidential Memorial Certificate
Women are the fastest growing group within the Veteran population. Learn more about the changing face of women Veterans and what the VA is doing to meet their health care needs.
In addition to VA memorial benefits, women and minority Veterans are also eligible for other benefits such as VA healthcare, education, home loans, and life insurance.
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