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National Cemetery Administration

Louisiana National Cemetery

Address:
303 W. Mount Pleasant Road
Zachary, LA 70791

Phone: (225) 654-3767 or (225) 654-3766
FAX: (225) 654-3728

Cemetery Map

Kiosk on Site? No

Entrance gate to the Louisiana National Cemetery.
Entrance gate to the Louisiana National Cemetery.

HOURS

Office Hours: Please contact the cemetery staff at the number listed above.
Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed federal holidays.

Visitation Hours: Open daily from sunrise to sunset.

BURIAL SPACE

This cemetery has space available to accommodate casketed remains only.

DIRECTIONS FROM NEAREST AIRPORT

Cemetery is located seven miles West of Zachary, LA., 1/4 mile off US 61 Hwy.

From Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Ryan Field, take airbase road (left) 1/2 mile to 1-110 North and travel six miles to US 61 Hwy (North). Drive North seven miles to Junction of West Mount Pleasant/Zachary Road (Hwy 64) which is a controlled intersection. Take left onto Mount Pleasant Road. The cemetery is on the left approximately 1/4 mile.

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

This cemetery is administered by Port Hudson National Cemetery at (225-654-3767).
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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.10 through Jan. 10. 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.
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HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Under Development
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NOTABLE PERSONS

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