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National Cemetery Administration

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Image of Map from the NCA Find a Cemetery page.

Find a Cemetery

NCA has launched a new interactive map. The feature enables Veterans to search for their final resting place or for those who want to visit their Veteran interred at any of the 155 VA managed or 121 VA-funded cemeteries.

» Find a Cemetery

» Schedule a Burial

» Map Article (VAntage Point)

Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM), a digital and interactive memorial space for the nearly 4.5 million Veterans interred in VA national cemeteries or VA grant-funded state, territorial or tribal Veterans cemeteries.

Veterans Legacy Memorial


VLM contains a memorial page for each of the nearly 4.5 million Veterans interred in VA national cemeteries or VA grant-funded state, territory or tribal Veterans cemeteries. Add tributes with photos, biographies and more.

» Find your Veteran

» Preserving Veterans Legacies

Burial benefits available include gravesites, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, all at no cost to the family.

Burial Benefits

Burial benefits available include gravesites, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, all at no cost to the family.

» Learn more

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.

» Learn more

 

NCA History Blog

NCA historians blog about current events, cemeteries, preservation projects, headstones and monuments, Memorial Day, notable persons and much more.

Featured Blog Post

National Cemetery Superintendent's Disability Certificate
By Richard Hulver, Ph.D., Historian, NCA

The 1867 "Act to establish and to protect National Cemeteries" directed the Secretary of War to appoint a superintendent for each cemetery who was to reside in a lodge at the main entrance of the property. The statute also contained a key condition for their employment—the superintendents' positions were to be reserved for enlisted men with disabilities stemming from their service in the Union Army during the Civil War. Continue reading this blog post.

» NCA History Blog

Certificate issued in 1867 by the Army to Frederick Kauffman, the superintendent at Alexandria National Cemetery in Virginia. Kauffman had enlisted as a private in the Second New Jersey Regiment during the Civil War and the certificate attests that he had been 'disabled in the service of the United States.' (National Archives)Certificate issued in 1867 by the Army to Frederick Kauffman, the superintendent at Alexandria National Cemetery in Virginia. (National Archives)

Digital Remembrance Platform VLM Impacts Veteran Community

For surviving spouse Linda Monroe, Veterans Legacy Memorial allows her and her family to preserve the legacy of her late husband Bob.

» Contribute to your Veteran's story today at www.va.gov/Remember

NCA Resources Guide

Looking for a cemetery?
Trying to locate a grave?
Questions about burial benefits?
What happens during a committal service?

» Explore the NCA Resources Guide

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COVID-19 Alert

All Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries remain open and continue to provide interment services for Veterans and eligible dependents.

VA national cemeteries have adapted operational procedures throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to prevent the spread of the virus based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.

» Read more COVID-19 cemetery requirements

VLM Featured Veteran

Samuel Melvin
US Army, PVT
Prisoner of War (POW)
Photo of Featured Veteran from the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM): Samuel Melvin, US Army, PVT, Prisoner of War (POW). Memorial Page

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