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Department of Veterans Affairs Cemeteries

 

Cemetery Listing - Nebraska

 

National Cemeteries

The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) National Cemetery Administration maintains 131 national cemeteries in 39 states (and Puerto Rico) as well as 33 soldier's lots and monument sites.

Please note that there is not a VA national cemetery in every state. You may also want to check the listing of State veterans cemeteries.

Cemetery Address Contact Burial Space
Fort McPherson National Cemetery 12004 South Spur 56A
Maxwell, NE 69151
Phone: 308-582-4433
FAX: 308-582-4616
Open
Forest Lawn Cemetery Soldiers' Lot Forest Lawn Memorial Park
7909 Mormon Bridge Road
Omaha, NE 68112
Phone: 913-758-4105
FAX: 913-758-4136
Closed

State Cemeteries

Many states have established state veterans cemeteries. Eligibility is similar to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries, but may include residency requirements. Even though they may have been established or improved with Government funds through VA's Veterans Cemetery Grants Program, state veterans cemeteries are run solely by the states. We cannot answer your questions or comments about any of these veterans cemeteries. Please contact the specific cemetery for information.

Cemetery Address Contact Funded
Nebraska Veterans Cemetery At Alliance 2610 County Road 57
Alliance, NE 69301
Allen Pannell, Cemetery Administrator
Phone: 308-763-2958
FAX: 308-763-2963
YES
Nebraska Veterans Home Cemetery 2300 West Capital Avenue
Grand Island, NE 68803
Mailing Address:
Nebraska Veterans Cemetery at Alliance
P.O. Box 718, 2610 CR 57
Alliance, NE 69301-0718 (none USPS carriers)
Alex Willford, Contact
Phone: 308-385-6252, Ext. 230
FAX: 308-385-6257
NO

National Cemeteries: Definition of Burial Space

Open

  • This cemetery has space available to accommodate casketed and cremated remains.

Closed

  • This cemetery is closed to new interments. The only interments that are being accepted are subsequent interments for veterans or eligible family members in an existing gravesite. Periodically however, burial space may become available due to a canceled reservation or when a disinterment has been completed. When either of these two scenarios occurs the cemetery will assign such gravesites or columbarium niches to other eligible Veterans or family members at the time of the request. Since there is no way to know in advance when a gravesite may become available, please contact the cemetery at the time of need to inquire whether space is available.

Cremation Only

  • 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.

State Cemeteries: Definition of Federally Funded and Unfunded

Not A VA Grant Funded Cemetery

  • The State has not applied for and received a VA grant to establish, expand or improve this veterans cemetery. The cemetery is owned and operated by a state.

VA Grant Funded Cemetery

  • Grants are used only to establish, expand or improve veterans cemeteries that are owned and operated by a state. Aid is granted only to states, not to private organizations, counties, cities, or other government agencies.
  • VA can provide up to 100 percent of the development cost for an approved project. For establishment of new cemeteries, VA can provide for operating equipment as well. VA cannot pay for acquisition of land.
  • Cemeteries established under the grant program must conform to the standards and guidelines pertaining to site selection, planning, and construction prescribed by VA.
  • Cemeteries must be operated solely for the interment of service members who die on active duty, veterans (as defined by federal law), and their eligible spouses and dependent children. States may impose residency requirements and other limitations to eligibility in addition to those imposed by federal law. State eligibility requirements, however, may not be less stringent than Federal requirements.
  • The administration, operation, and maintenance of a VA-supported state cemetery is solely the responsibility of the state.

We cannot answer your questions or comments about any of these state veterans cemeteries. Please contact the specific cemetery for information.

NOTE: Many of the links above will take you outside the VA web site.