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Honoring Black Soldiers


In 2023, 110 Black U.S. Army soldiers charged with murder and mutiny in the 1917 'Houston Riot' were granted clemency and honorable discharges. Of these soldiers, 19 were executed and we invite you to remember and honor these Veterans virtually.


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Veterans Legacy Memorial


VA added nearly 5 million pages to the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) for Veterans interred in private cemeteries. VLM is the nation's first digital platform dedicated entirely to the memory of nearly 10 million Veterans.


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Find a Cemetery


NCA's interactive map enables Veterans to search for their final resting place or for those who want to visit their Veteran interred at 155 VA managed or 122 VA grant-funded cemeteries.


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The online Daily Burial Schedule provides current burial scheduling information on the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) website.

Daily Burial Schedule


The online Daily Burial Schedule provides current burial scheduling information on the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) website.


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Webcast: VA NCA Commemorative Event at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

On Thursday, February 22, from 1:20 pm (ET) to 3:00 pm (ET), VA will hold a ceremony at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery unveiling new headstones for 17 Black U.S. Army soldiers executed in 1917–1918. The U.S. Army overturned the convictions of these soldiers in 2023 and granted them honorable discharges. Learn more about the events that led to this ceremony.

Nimitz Burial Plot at Golden Gate National Cemetery

The gravesites of Chester W. Nimitz, Raymond A. Spruance, Richmond K. Turner, and Charles A. Lockwood, who were friends for over 40 years, perfectly aligned in the first row along the street bearing the name Nimitz Drive at Golden Gate National Cemetery. The sentiment behind the burials emphasizes the symbolic power of comradeship of service members even after death in national cemeteries. Read more »

Visit the memorial pages of four of the Navy's most influential leaders in the Pacific theater during World War II.


Chester Nimitz
U.S. Navy
Fleet Admiral

Memorial Page »
Raymond Spruance
U.S. Navy
Admiral

Memorial Page »
Richmond Turner
U.S. Navy
Admiral

Memorial Page »
Charles Lockwood
U.S. Navy
Vice Admiral

Memorial Page »

NCA Resources Guide

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VLM Featured Veteran
Marie Edmee
LeRoux Sebastien

U.S. Army Signal Corps
Congressional Gold Medal
Photo for Featured Veteran from the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM): Marie Edmee LeRoux Sebastien, U.S. Army Signal Corps, Congressional Gold Medal.
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